There are seven major laws in Japan governing food and agricultural products including imports: 1) the Food Safety Basic Act, 2) the Food Sanitation Act, 3) the Health Promotion Law, 4) the Japan Agricultural Standards Law, 5), the Plant Protection Law, 6) Act on Domestic Animal Infectious Diseases Control, and 7) the Food Labeling Law.Are food utensils and containers regulated in Japan?
In Japan, food utensils, containers and packaging are regulated under the Food Sanitation Law. The Food Sanitation Law prohibits the sales of utensils and food container/packaging that contain any toxic or harmful substances.What is the Food Sanitation Law?
The Food Sanitation Law prohibits the sales of utensils and food container/packaging that contain any toxic or harmful substances. The definition of utensils and food packaging container is listed as follows:When selling in Japan Food Labelling must be in Japanese?
When selling in Japan, Food labelling must be in Japanese. Countries of origin of ingredients will be listed for all processed foods! [PDF:470KB] What are "Foods with Function Claims"? (December, 2015) [PDF:977KB] The system of "Foods with Function Claims" has been launched!