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MHLW Notifies WTO on Revision of Use of a Food Additive

October 13, 2016

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its ‘Amendment to the Enforcement Ordinance of the Food Sanitation Law and the Standards and Specifications for Foods and Food Additives.’

The notification deals with the change in the existing standards for use of the food additive hydrogen peroxide, particularly in kamaage-shirasu and shirasuboshi in levels not more than 0.005 g/kg. As for other foods, it must first be decomposed or removed before the completion of the final product.

It is proposed to be enforced right after its official publication.