Japan: MHLW and MAFF Update Policies and Procedures for Genome Edited Food and Agricultural Products

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   JA2021-0106

This report reflects updates made by the Government of Japan to its guidelines for handling food and agricultural products derived from genome editing technology. The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) revised their handling procedures for products derived from the crossbreeding of genome edited varieties which have already been notified to the two ministries. Developers of these products are no longer expected to undergo the MHLW and MAFF consultation processes. This report is an update to GAIN JA2020-0184.

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