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Japan's Specifications and Standards (7-Ed.)
G. STANDARDS FOR LABELING
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G. STANDARDS FOR LABELING
1. Any food additive and any preparation containing one or more additives shall be labeled with the following items in Japanese:
(1) Name (the same name only as mentioned in Table 2 for a food additive(excluding additives stated below)listed in Table 2 specified in the Enforcement Regulations under the Food Sanitation Law (Ministry of Health and Welfare Ordinance No. 23, July 13, 1948))
Aliphatic higher alcohols
Aliphatic higher aldehydes
Aliphatic higher hydrocarbons
Furfural and its derivatives
Indole and its derivatives
(2) The address of the manufacturing plant (the address of the business office of its importers for an imported product) and the name of the manufacturer (or the name of its importer for an imported product) (the corporate name shall be declared when the manufacturer or importer is a corporation). (The labeling may be replaced with the description of the address and name of the manufacturer (in the case of a corporation, its name) and the specific code for the manufacturing plant (characters used for codes shall be limited to Arabic numerals, Roman letters, "hiragana," "katakana," or their combination), which has been submitted by the manufacturer to the Minister of Health and Welfare through the governor of the prefecture where the plant is located; or with the description of the address and name of the seller, a statement indicating that said person is the seller of the product, and the description of the specific code for the manufacturing plant, which has been submitted by both seller and manufacturer in their joint names to the Minister of Health and Welfare through the governor of the prefecture where the plant is located
(3) The ingredients and the content of each (percentage by weight), for an additive preparation containing food additives (excluding additives used for the purpose of flavoring). The ingredients and the content of each (percentage by weight) as vitamin A, for a preparation containing vitamin A derivatives.
(4) The methods of use which comply with the standards, for a food additive for which standards for use have been established and a preparation containing the additive.
(5) The method of storing which complies with the standards, for a food additive for which standards for storage have been established.
(6) The words " food additive."
(7) The name of the color actually produced in food, preceded by the word "preparation," for a tar color preparation.
(8) The percentage by weight or color value of the additive, for an additive for which the labeling of content or color value is stipulated in the specifications established in accordance with Article 7 Paragraph 1 of the Food Sanitation Law
(9) The percentage by weight as vitamin A, for a vitamin A derivative.
(10) A statement to the effect that the product is an L-phenylalanine compound or that the product contains L-phenylalanine, for aspartame or a preparation containing the substance.
2. Labeling shall be located in a conspicuous place of the container/package.
3. Where a container/package with a labeling is further wrapped, the labeling shall be easily readable through the outer wrapping, or shall be on the wrapping.