Positive List System - Exempted Substances

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Positive List System for Agricultural Chemical Residues in Foods


The List below enumerates substances specified by Minister for Health, Labour and Welfare as having no apparent risk to cause damage to human health (Exempted Substances) based on the provision of paragraph 3, article 13 of the Food Sanitation Law.

Promulgation; MHLW Notification No. 498 on Nov.29, 2005
Latest revision; MHLW Notification No. 319 on Oct.26, 2022

Substance
1 Zinc
2 Azadirachtin
3 Ascorbic acid
4 Astaxanthin
5 Asparagine
6 Abscisic acid
7 beta-apo-8'-carotene acid ethyl ester
8 Alanine
9 Allicin
10 Arginine
11 Benzoic acid
12 Ammonium
13 Sulfur
14 Itaconic acid
15 Inositol
16 Chlorine
17 Oleic acid
18 Glyceryl caprylate
19 Potassium
20 Calcium
21 Calciferol and 25-hydroxycholecalciferol
22 L-Carnitine
23 beta-Carotene
24 Citric acid
25 Glycine
26 Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acid
27 Acetic and fatty acid esters of glycerol
28 Glutamine
29 Chlorella extracts
30 Silicon
31 Diatomaceous earth
32 Cinnamic aldehyde
33 Cobalamin
34 Choline
35 Shiitake mycelia extracts
36 Sodium bicarbonate
37 Tartaric acid
38 Serine
39 Selenium
40 Sorbic acid
41 Taurine
42 Thiamine
43 Tyrosine
44 Iron
45 Copper
46 Paprika coloring
47 Tocopherol
48 Niacin
49 Neem oil
50 Lactic acid
51 Urea
52 Paraffin
53 Barium
54 Valine
55 Pantothenic acid
56 Biotin
57 Histidine
58 Hydroxypropyl distarch phoshate
59 Hydroxypropyl starch
60 Pyridoxine
61 Glucan extracted from brewing yeast
62 Propylene glycol
63 Polyglycerol esters of fatty acid
64 Magnesium
65 Machine oil
66 Marigold coloring
67 Mineral oil
68 Methionine
69 Menadione
70 Folic acid
71 Iodine
72 Riboflavin
73 Lecithin
74 Retinol
75 Leucine
76 Wax

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