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Positive List System for Agricultural Chemical Residues in Foods
Last updateF02/03/2014


The Japanese Positive List System for Agricultural Chemical Residues in Foods
(Enforcement on May 29, 2006)


Introduction of the Positive List System for Agricultural Chemical Residues in Foods
(Document released by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)

Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) of Agricultural Chemicals in Foods
Foods in which any agricultural chemical residues (including pesticides, feed additives, and veterinary drugs) are found in excess of the level determined by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare (Uniform Limit) shall not be produced, imported, processed, used, cooked, or stored for sale, or sold, provided, however, that the foregoing provision shall not be applied to the case where the residue limit levels of chemical substances are stipulated in compositional specification for foods (MRLs) separately.
(Summary of Article 11, Paragraph 3 of the Food Sanitation Law)