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MAFF revises standards for carbonated beverages


Feb 12, 2024

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) has revised the standards for carbonated beverages.

The main changes concern:

  • Amendment of the scope of the standards to expand the standards' application to new products;
  • Incorporation of the general standard for food additives and of the reference standards for fruit juice drinks;
  • Increase requirements for the raw materials, such as: water shall not contain free chlorine; ash content of sugar shall be ≤ 0.03% by acid anhydride; ash content of fruit glucose syrup shall be ≤ 0.015% by acid anhydride.

For further information (in Japanese), click on the Link

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