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Standards for "Processed Food Suitable for Vegetarians or Vegans"

Japan

Nov 09, 2022

The Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS) for processed foods suitable for vegetarians or vegans was established.

Around May 2021, a study for JAS standardization (study body: Japan Vegetarian Society, an authorized nonprofit organization) began, followed by an invitation for opinions on the draft for JAS in June 2022, and led to the current enactment. "Technical standards for the certification" and "inspection methods" are shown in line with the establishment of the "standard" for processed foods suitable for vegetarians or vegans. The standard defines the requirements for four foods: "processed food suitable for vegetarians who eat eggs and dairy products (Lacto-Ovo Vegetarians)", "processed food suitable for vegetarians who eat eggs (Ovo-Vegetarians)", "processed food suitable for vegetarians who eat dairy products (Lacto-Vegetarians)" and "processed food suitable for vegan".

 

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