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Japan Updates the Positive List of FCM
Jan 06, 2022
On December 24, 2021, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) of Japan released the revision of the FCM positive list, which applies to food contact utensils, containers and packaging made of synthetic resin. The latest version of the positive list adds 125 new substances that can be safely used in food contact materials.
Japan JCII Embarks upon FCM Product Registration Service Starting from Apr. 1
Mar 23, 2021
Japan JCII newly established Food Contact Materials Safety Center by incorporating responsibility of JHOSPA, JHPA，JHAVDC, which aims to optimize the management of food contact materials. Starting from April 1st , 2021, enterprises are allowed to apply for "compliance certificate" of food contact materials and articles (FCM) with JCII. The issuance of the certificate indicates that FCM products conform to the voluntary standards.
Japan MHLW Provides Document Requirements for Entry into Its Positive List for FCMs
Aug 05, 2020
On July 29, 2020, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) released a notice to detail document requirements for expanding the positive list for food contact materials (FCMs).
Japan Permits Sale of Label-less Products
May 13, 2020
A new policy in Japan allows certain products to be sold without an over-label. Label-less products help reduce waste, environmental load, and labor costs and are becoming popular in Japan.
Japan Updates FCM Regulations, Positive List Effective on Jun. 1
May 06, 2020
On Apr. 28, 2020, MHLW issued the announcement No. 195 and No. 196 detailing the food contact materials regulation updates in Japan. Additionally, the No. 196 announcement states that the revision to the following regulations will come to force on Jun. 1st, 2020, which means that the positive list system will be effective at the same time
Japan Regs on Food Contact Materials and Positive List are Explained During CRAC 2019
Sep 06, 2019
On Sep 3, during the 11th Chemical Regulatory Annual Conference (CRAC) hosted by REACH24H Consulting Group in Xi’an (capital city of Shaanxi Province) , Akira Nakashima from the food marketing department of New Japan Accreditation Association (Shin Nihon Kentai Kyokai) delivered a speech explaining the supervision of food contact materials in Japan.
Japan Solicits Public Feedback on Food Contact Materials Positive Lists
Aug 16, 2019
On Aug 9, 2019, Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) released official consultation drafts of positive lists of additives and polymers used in food contact materials.
Japan Awaiting Official Release of Food Contact Material Positive List
Jul 05, 2019
The informal draft of positive lists of additives and polymers used in food contact materials was disclosed, however the official consultation draft is expected to face the public in July or August.
Japan to Implement Positive List System for Food Contact Materials
Nov 07, 2018
Japan will introduce a positive list to regulate FCM instead of the negative list currently in use. The implementation date is still uncertain and no positive list has been published yet. In the interim synthetic resin will be a high priority regulatory target.
Japan Released “Guidebook for The Safety of Food Utensils and Containers”
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