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The Japan Food Chemical Research Foundation
Establishment of Specifications and Standards '06
Last updateF12/05/2006

Note: Quoted from the text, " Establishment of Specifications and Standards Based on the Food Sanitation Law", for the Nineteenth Seminar for Visiting Food Hygiene Expers (2006) prepared by Standards and Evaluation Division, Department of Food Safety, Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan.

Introduction
The Food Sanitation Law establishes a wide variety of standards not only for foods themselves but also for food related items. These standards include food labeling standards and standards for the safety assessment of foods and food additives produced by recombinant DNA techniques. This text mainly describes the establishment of standards and specifications for food, pesticides, veterinary drugs, and food containers/packages.