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Revisions of specifications and standards for containers / packages of milk and dairy products (addition of polypropylene and nylon as materials of containers / packages that can be used in areas other than those in direct contact with the content)      
April 26, 2012
May 10, 2012
The substance and degree of adverse effects on human health are clear (article 11.1.2 of the Food Safety Basic Act)
 
Containers / packages made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)-based synthetic resins which are recycled by chemical decomposition method
December 25, 2003
March 25, 2004
The PET resin evaluatedin the risk assessmentcan be used forcontainers / packages indirect contact with food, as far as it has the sameuses as currently allowed PET
 
Containers / packages made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)-based synthetic resins which are recycled by chemical decomposition method using repolymerization of bis-2-hydroxyethyl terephthalate (BHET) decomposed from PET
April 13, 2004
September 2, 2004
The PET resin evaluatedin the risk assessmentcan be used forcontainers / packages indirect contact with food, as far as it has the sameuses as currently allowed PET
 
Apparatus and containers / packages made of polylactide-based synthetic resins
August 30, 2004
May 26, 2005
A substance to be notedin using apparatuses andcontainers / packagesmade of polylactide-based synthetic resins,and its ADI: Lactide, 0.1mg/kg bw per day (ADI)
Butyl Benzyl Phthalate (BBP)
December 14, 2009
April 7, 2015
0.2 mg/kg bw/day (TDI)
 
bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)
Dedember 14, 2009
February 18, 2013
0.03 mg/kg bw per day(TDI)
 
Bisphenol A
July 8, 2008
     
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
December 14, 2009
June 10, 2014
0.005 mg/kg bw/day (TDI)
Di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP)
December 14, 2009
April 12, 2016 0.15 mg/kg bw/day (TDI) Abstract [PDF: 85 kb] RAR in Japanese [PDF: 1,226KB]
Diisononyl Phthalate (DINP) December 14, 2009 October 27, 2015 0.15 mg/kg bw/day (TDI) Abstract [PDF: 118kb] RAR in Japanese [PDF: 1,653KB]
Di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP) December 14, 2009 July 26, 2016 0.37 mg/kg bw/day (TDI) Abstract[PDF: 89kb] RAR in Japanese [PDF: 1,224KB]
Establishment of specifications and standards for using recycled paper for food apparatus and containers / packages
April 20, 2012
April 26, 2012
The substance anddegree of adverse effectson human health are clear (article 11.1.2 of the Food Safety Basic Act) (The recycled paper shallnot be used forapparatuses andcontainers / packages
 
New standards for apparatus and containers / packages made of polyethylene naphthalate-based synthetic resin
October 14,  2011
     
Revision of specifications and standards for containers / packages of milk and dairy product, regarding provisions concerning spouts of containers for certified milk (addition of synthetic resins as materials to cover spouts of containers for certified milk)
July 1, 2004
July 8, 2004
Assessment is explicitly unnecessary (article 11.1.1 of the Food Safety Basic Act)
 
Revision of specifications for materials of apparatuses and containers / packages regarding elution of cadmium & lead
September 5, 2008
     
Revision of general specifications for materials of apparatuses and containers/packages (revision of lead content)
September 5, 2008
     
Revision of testing methods for apparatuses and containers / packages made of rubber or polystyrene-based synthetic resins
July 25, 2011
July 28, 2011
Assessment is explicitly unnecessary (article 11.1.1 of the Food Safety Basic Act)
 
Revision of testing specifications for containers/packages of milk and dairy products
March 14, 2011
March 31, 2011
Assessment is explicitly unnecessary (article 11.1.1 of the Food Safety Basic Act)
 
Revisions of specifications and standards for apparatuses and containers / packages, and those for detergents
January 31, 2005
February 3, 2005
No concern for human health
 
Revisions of specifications and standards for containers / packages of milk and dairy products (addition of polyethylene terephthalate)
December 11, 2006
March 8, 2007
No concern for humanhealth under a certaincondition
 
Revisions of specifications and standards for containers / packages of milk and dairy products(addition of polyethylene terephthalate based synthetic resins)
November 14, 2006
November 11, 2006
(withdrawn)
   
Revision of testing methods for strength of apparatuses and containers / packages
Feburuary 16, 2007
Feburuary 22, 2007
Assessment is explicitly unnecessary (article 11.1.1 of the Food Safety Basic Act)
 
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