Japan Monday May 29 began to apply new regulations on agrochemical levels in foods that are to cause difficulties for Vietnam exports to the discerning market, said the Vietnamese commercial section.
Japan’s health ministry introduced what it calls a ‘Positive List System’ for agri-chemicals in foods that takes affect today a system that prohibits foods that contain more than maximum residue limits (MRLs).
The controlled agri-chemicals include pesticides, food additives and antibiotics.
This activity is based on the Law to partially revise the Food Sanitation Law (Law 55, 2003).
Further information about the regulations can be obtained from the MHLW’s website at http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/topics/foodsafety/positivelist060228/introduction.html