Japan: 243rd Food Safety Group

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   JA2021-0133

On September 29, 2021, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) proposed revisions to Japan’s maximum residue levels for 14 agricultural chemicals (Clethodim, Sedaxane, Flutianil, Propargite, Mandipropamid, Metamifop, Isoeugenol, Oxyclozanide, Tylvalosin, Trimethoprim, Halofuginone, Maduramicin, Robenidine, and Canthaxanthin) for various agricultural commodities. Interested U.S. parties are encouraged to submit their comments to PlantDivision@usda.gov for plant products and to TFAA.FAS.AnimalDivision@usda.gov for animal products by October 12, 2021. Japan will subsequently notify these revisions to the World Trade Organization, which will provide another opportunity to comment.

Related Reports

On September 22, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued Notification No. F. No. Std/EC/T(NSF-01).
On September 6, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued Notification No. F. No. Std/SP-08/A-1.2020/N-01 to amend the Food Safety and Standards (Labeling and Display) Regulations (2020).
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Chile: Avocado Annual

In marketing year (MY) 2021/22 Chile will produce 220,000 metric tons of avocado, a 57 percent increase over MY2020/21, due to favorable climatic conditions.