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Legal Compliance of Packaging Materials - Japan

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Japan regulates Implements, Containers and Packaging in Food Sanitation Act. Section 4

Japan does not have a “positive list” of substances that are permitted in food contact articles, but has:

  • Standards for Materials in General
  • Specifications and Standards by Material, e.g. glass, ceramic, PVC, Polycarbonate, etc.
  • Specifications and Standards by Use
  • Standards for Manufacturing Apparatus and Containers/Packages
  • Specifications and standards for Milk and Milk products
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