Japan implements supervised inspection of Chinese green peppers over pesticide concerns

On November 9, 2017, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare issued a new rule (1109 No. 1) which will implement supervised inspections of Chinese green peppers for the pesticide profenofos and will also cancel enhanced supervision and inspections of paclobutrazol in soybean.

In accordance with food safety regulation No. 0331 (No. 2) issued by the Ministry of food safety in March 31, 2017 (final amendment: food safety regulation 1027 No. 1 issued in October 27, 2017) , it turned out frozen green peppers from China could not meet the requirment of food hygiene law after being inspected. Therefore, it will be changed from independent inspection to supervised inspection. 
Enhanced inspections will begin November 9, 2017.

Source: Xiamen WTO workstation

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