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. 249 on Aug.10, 2022

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

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