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Japan Updates Food Composition Standard Tables

The Food Composition Standard Tables formulated by Japan MEXT is a standard calculating food nutrition for hospitals and enterprises. Enterprises can use the data in the Standard Tables to determine the value on the label. The Eighth Revised Version subdivided the carbohydrates, changed the energy calculation method, and enriched the information on prepared food. In addition, the food items listed increased to 2,478.

On December 25, 2020, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan released the amendment to the Standard Tables of Food Composition in Japan-(Eighth Revised Version) (from now on "Standard Tables"), which mainly subdivided the carbohydrates, changed the energy calculation method, and enriched the information on prepared food. Besides, the number of listed food has increased by 287, now amounting to 2,478.

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