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Amendment to food additives standards (regarding Cupric Sulfate)

Japan

Mar 14, 2023

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published amendment to the Specifications and Standards for Foods food additives (Cupric Sulfate).

Japan prohibits the sale of food additives that are not designated by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare (“the Minister”) under Article 12 of the Food Sanitation Act (Act No. 233, 1947; “the Act”). In addition, when specifications or standards for food additives are stipulated in the Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives, Etc. (Public Notice of the Ministry of Health and Welfare No. 370, 1959) pursuant to Article 13 of the Act, Japan prohibits the sale of those additives unless they meet the specifications or the standards pursuant to Article 13 of the Act.

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 whether the existing standards for Cupric Sulfate should be revised. The conclusion of the committee is outlined below:

The Minister should revise the existing standards for use of Cupric Sulfate, based on Article 13.

 

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