Japan: 242nd Food Safety Group

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   JA2021-0109

On July 16, 2021, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) proposed revisions to Japan’s maximum residue levels for 11 agricultural chemicals (MCPA, MCPB, Captan, Cyazofamid, Pyriofenone, Fluoxastrobin, Procymidone, Mandestrobin, Cypermethrin, Albendazole, and Zeranol) for various agricultural commodities. MHLW also proposed to establish new MRLs for various chemicals in honey. 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 July 27, 2021. Japan will subsequently notify these revisions to the World Trade Organization, which will provide another opportunity to comment.

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