Japan: Revised Country of Origin Labeling Requirements for Ingredients

New country of origin labeling (COOL) requirements will enter into force during Japanese Fiscal Year 2022 (April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023). This report contains a translation of a formal report from the Consumer Committee to Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, which revises Japan’s COOL requirements for ingredients incorporated into foodstuffs manufactured in Japan. The rule change requires Japanese food manufacturers to identify on the label of the product the country(ies) where the main ingredient, by weight, was manufactured. 

Japan: Revised Country of Origin Labeling Requirements for Ingredients