Japan CAA Amends Food Labeling Standard
Japan Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) recently unveiled Amendment No. 752 for the Food Labeling Standard with immediate effect. According to the amendment, due to the revision of Japan's Specifications and Standards for Food Additives, the labeling names of additives and allergens have been updated accordingly. The revised parts are marked in red.
Japan Introduces Updated Standards for Food Additives
Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) recently issued Notice No. 29, announcing updates to certain provisions in the Japan's Specifications and Standards for Food Additives. The notice declares updates including various aspects such as testing and experimental requirements for food additives, ingredient specifications for additive ingredients, storage requirement, as well as requirements for manufacturing and usage. To facilitate enterprises’ better adaption to the new rules, MHLW has granted them a one-year transition period.