Japan 237th Food Safety Group 2020

Country:
Japan

Report Highlights:
Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced revisions to Japan’s maximum residue levels for Ethaboxam, Tioxazafen, Fenbuconazole, Prochloraz, Oxfendazole, Febantel, and Fenbendazole for various agricultural commodities. MHLW also proposes to designate Ammonium hydrogen sulfite water, Chitin-glucan, Copolymer of vinylimidazole/vinylpyrrolidone, and Dipotassium DL-tartrate as approved food additives for grape wine. In addition, MHLW proposes to revise specifications for Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in mineral waters. Lastly, MHLW proposed revisions of manufacturing standards for non-alcoholic beverages. Interested U.S. parties are encouraged to submit their comments to PlantDivision@usda.gov by November 21, 2020. Japan will subsequently notify their revisions to the World Trade Organization, which will provide another opportunity to comment.

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