General Standards of Food
1. Foods shall not contain any antibiotics or chemically synthesized antibacterial substances except for the following cases:
(1) When the substance concerned is identical to the food additive determined by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare under Article 10 of the Food Sanitation Law.
(2) When compositional standards are set forth in 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 below for the substance concerned.
(3) When the food product concerned has been manufactured or processed using a food ingredient that meets the compositional standards given in 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 below (except for foods containing antibiotics or chemically synthesized antibacterial substances for which compositional standards are not set forth in 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 below).
[summary of Item1 of "Section A: Compositional Standards for Foods in General" in "Part I: Foods" of "MHW Notification No. 370 (Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives, etc.), 1959" ]