- MHLW launches its annual imported foods inspection orders on April 3rd, which lists high risk food items with a history of frequent compliance/safety violations.
- On November 30th, Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced extensive modification to Japan’s Specifications and Standards for Food Additives (MHLW Notice No. 370 of 1959).
Japan MHLW Revises Food and Additives Specification Standards and Detection Methods of Pesticides in foodOn 24th of November, Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced the revision of Food and additive specification standards and Detection methods of Pesticides in food.
- On October 20, 2017, Japan MAFF released announcements detailing the revision of JAS standard of several foods, including carbonated beverage, canned livestock products, and juice, etc.
- On the 12th of October, Japan MHLW revised maximum residue limits of six pesticides and the detection methods for pesticide residues.
- On September 19, 2017, Japan MHLW issued a notification detailing the treatment measures for food containing cyanide.
- On August 4, 2017, Japan appended the list of countries approved to export raw milk/milk products. Ukraine and Puerto Rico are newly added.
- On July 21, 2017, Japan Consumer Affairs Agency issued the supplementary document related to the use of an origin labeling system for ingredients. The document details food subject to mandatory