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October 25, 2021
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Recently, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare opened a public consultation on a draft food additive amendment (link in Japanese). Comments are due by December 1, 2021.

Japan's food additive regulations, in English, are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

October 20, 2021
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On October 19, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 1019 No. 1 affecting several active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug Database in the coming week.

October 7, 2021
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) recently announced proposed MRL changes for several active ingredients. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Relevant Proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on October 8, 2021.

September 27, 2021
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Japan.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including Japan.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for Japan.

August 31, 2021
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On August 31, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0831 No. 1 affecting several active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug Database in the coming week.

August 16, 2021
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) recently proposed MRL changes for flutianil. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Relevant Proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on August 17, 2021.

July 29, 2021
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) recently announced proposed MRL changes for several active ingredients. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Relevant Proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on July 30, 2021.

July 1, 2021
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On June 25, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0625 No. 1 affecting several active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will display in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database by July 2, 2021.

June 28, 2021
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On June 25, Japan's National Tax Agency published an amendment (in Japanese) to the list of substances that can be used for preservation of alcoholic beverages.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Japan's food additive regulations, has been updated to reflect all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

June 10, 2021
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) recently announced proposed MRL changes for several active ingredients. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Relevant Proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on June 11, 2021.

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