Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency to pronounce mandatory labelling of walnut as allergens

JAPAN – Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) is set to add walnuts to the list of allergens that product manufacturers and importers must include on the label of packaged products containing walnuts. Currently, CAA strongly recommends including walnuts on the label, but does not require their inclusion. Exports of U.S. walnuts to Japan have grown from 10,604 metric tons to…

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Japan establishes maximum residue limits for Zeranol in animals

JAPAN – Japan has established maximum residue limits (MRLs) for Zeranol, a synthetic nonsteroidal estrogen used as a growth promoter in animals. Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare informed that the regulation is already in force for those products placed on the Japanese market. Zeranol also known as α-Zearalanol, is derived from Zearalenone, a mycotoxin produced by Fusarium (a fungi…

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GFSI recognizes ASIAGAP version 2.3 following benchmarking

JAPAN – The Global Food Safety Imitative (GFSI), a private food safety organization, and the Japan GAP Foundation (JGF), a private nonprofit organization developing and managing ASIAGAP and JGAP, have announced that ASIAGAP version 2.3 has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI’s Benchmarking Requirements Version 2020.1. ASIAGAP is a GAP certification program approved by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). It…

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