Japan: CAA Invites Public Comment on Proposed Revisions to Food Labeling Standards
Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to its Food Labeling Standards, including two related to agricultural biotechnology. CAA proposes the addition of processed food containing genetically engineered (GE) mustard leaf to the list of products requiring a GE label. In addition, CAA proposes the removal of the high oleic acid trait from the list of specific genetically engineered agricultural traits that require a GE label. The public comment period closes on November 26, 2021.