Japan: Voluntary Government Standards for Vegetarian and Vegan Food

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   JA2021-0089

Japan has initiated the process to develop Japan Agricultural Standards (JAS) for vegetarian and vegan processed foods and food service. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries plans to publish the draft JAS in November 2021 and finalize them by March 2022. Vegetarian and vegan certification requirements by foreign non-governmental entities will likely inform the development of new voluntary government standards in Japan.

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