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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...
On December 23, the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) amended the handling procedures for products that are derived from the crossbreeding of genome edited varieties which have already...
The Government of Japan has completed and published guidelines for handling food and agricultural products derived from genome editing technology.
In most cases Japan’s Food Labeling Law does not require genetically engineered (GE) food labeling for highly processed food products that contain no foreign genetic material.
On October 9, 2019, Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries released procedures for providing information on the effects of organisms obtained by using genome editing technology....
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Japan: Labeling Guidance for Genome Edited Food Products

On September 19, 2019, Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) announced genome edited foods that do not contain foreign DNA are not subject to the Food Labeling Standard.
On September 11, 2019, Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries opened the public comment period for Feed Safety Guidelines on the Handling of Genome-edited Feeds and Feed Additives.
On December 5, 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) held its fourth public discussion on the handling of food products derived from genome editing technology.
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Japan: Japan to Hold U.S. Romaine Lettuce

On November 22, 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) notified Japanese ports to hold imports of U.S. romaine lettuce until the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)....
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Japan: New Wine Labeling Standards Become Effective

On October 30, 2018, the Government of Japan began to enforce its first national wine product labeling standards.
On October 10, 2018, Japan notified the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (see G/TBT/N/JPN/608) of its intention to make revisions to its genetically....
On August 29, 2018, the “Advisory Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms” of Japan’s Ministry of Environment held its second meeting to review recommendations made by the expert committee....