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Amendment to food additives standards (regarding Calcium Phytate)


Mar 10, 2023

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published Amendment to the Ordinance for Enforcement of the food sanitation Act and the specifications and standards for foods food additives (Calcium Phytate).

In response to a request from the Minister, the Committee on Food Additives of the Food Sanitation Council established under the Pharmaceutical Affairs and Food Sanitation Council has discussed the adequacy of the designation of Calcium Phytate as a food additive. The conclusion of the committee is outlined bel

The Minister should designate Calcium Phytate as a food additive unlikely to cause harm to human health pursuant to Article 12 of the Act and should establish compositional specifications and use standards for this additive pursuant to Article 13 of the Act.


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