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Allowing import of bone coals for water purification by revising "Notice on import suspension of processed animal protein (Notification by the Director-General of Food Safety and Cosumer Affairs Bureau) "
10 May 2011
12 May 2011
The substance and degree of adverse effects on human health are clear (article 11.1.2 of the Food Safety Basic Act) (It is unlikely that the risk to human health is increased by the revision.)
 
Cases Where Food Safety Assessment is Explicitly Unnecessary (measures over bovine vertebral column-containing foods in relation to BSE)
14 Novembaer 2003
21 November 2003
Assessment is explicitly unnecessary (Article11.1.1 of the Food Safety Basic Act)
 
Cases Where Food Safety Assessment is Explicitly Unnecessary (A ban on pithing at slaughter by regulation)
5 December 2008
11 December 2008
Assessment is explicitly unnecessary(Article11.1.1 of the Food Safety Basic Act)
 
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from Argentina)

(self-tasking)
8 December 2011
Negligible risk of BSE contamination
 
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from Australia)

(self-tasking)
25 February 2010
Negligible risk of BSE contamination

Meat and offal of cattle, goats and sheep imported to Japan (from Austria)

8 September 2016 10 January 2017   Abstract [PDF: 130kb]  
Meat and offal of cattle, goats and sheep imported to Japan (from Spain)

20 March 2019

25 June 2019

  Abstract [PDF: 156kb] RAR in Japanese [PDF: 751kb]
Meat and offal of cattle, goats and sheep imported to Japan (from the United Kingdom) 3 August 2017 6 February 2018   Abstract [PDF:132 kb]  
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from Brazil)
12 April 2013
16 December 2014  

Abstract [PDF: 79.46kb]

RAR in Japanese [PDF: 4,713kb]
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from Brazil)

(self-tasking)
25 February 2010
Negligible risk of BSE contamination
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from Chile)

(self-tasking)
25 February 2010
Negligible risk of BSE contamination
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from Costa Rica)

(self-tasking)
25 February 2010
Negligible risk of BSE contamination
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from Denmark)
30 March 2015
28 July 2015
 
 
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from Honduras)

(self-tasking)

24 May 2012

Negligible risk of BSE contamination
 
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from Hungary)

(self-tasking)
25 February 2010
Negligible risk of BSE contamination
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from Ireland) 2 April 2013 21 October 2013   Abstract [PDF :46.3kb] RAR in Japanese[PDF: 2.4mb]
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from Ireland) 2 April 2013 15 January 2019 Negligible risk of BSE contamination Abstract [PDF :144kb] RAR in Japanese[PDF: 1.32mb]
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from Mexico)

(self-tasking)
25 February 2010
Negligible risk of BSE contamination
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from New Zealand)

(self-tasking)
8 December 2011
Negligible risk of BSE contamination
 
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from Nicaragua)

(self-tasking)
25 February 2010
Negligible risk of BSE contamination
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from Norway)
12 February 2015
21 April 2015
 
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from Panama)

(self-tasking)
25 February 2010
Negligible risk of BSE contamination
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from the U.S.A. and Canada) 19 December 2011 15 January 2019 Negligible risk of BSE contamination Abstract [PDF :144kb] RAR in Japanese [PDF: 1.32mb]
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from Vanuatu)

(self-tasking)
8 December 2011
Negligible risk of BSE contamination
 
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from Italy)
30 September 2015
12 January 2016
 
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from Poland)
2 April 2013
15 April 2014
 
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from Sweden)
8 January 2015
21 April 2015
 
Cattle meat and offal imported to Japan (from Switzerland and Liechtenstein)
14 May 2015
8 December 2015
 
Consideration of risk variations in Japan derived from the proposed revisions of the current countermeasures against BSE
19 December 2011
22 October 2012
Negligible risk on human health

Consideration of risk variations in Japan derived from proposed revision of the current countermeasures against BSE

-Risk to human health by ceasing BSE testing for healthy slaughtered cattle (prions)-

18 December 2015 30 August 2016 Negligible risk on human health Abstract [PDF: 154kb] RAR in Japanese[PDF: 4,439kb]

Consideration of risk variations in Japan derived from the proposed revisions of the current countermeasures against BSE

-Risks to human health from raising the limit for BSE testing agefor domestic cattle-

19 December 2011
13 May 2013
Negligible risk on human health
Import of Bovine Embryo from BSE-risk Countries
31 October 2003
15 January 2004
Negligible risk on human health
 
Measures against Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in Japan
15 October 2004
6 May 2005
Negligible risk of BSE
Measures against Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in Japan (Interim report)

(self-tasking)
9 September 2004
 
Partial revision of the control measures for use of fertilizers derived from regions of the cattle body. (Fertilizers 3)
13 February 2014
17 February 2014 
The substance and degree of adverse effects on human health are clear (article 11.1.2 of the Food Safety Basic Act) (It is unlikely that the risk to human health is increased by the revision.)
 
Revised countermeasures against BSE in sheep and goats
8 June 2015
12 January 2016
   
Revision of Specifications for Feeds and Fertilizers Containing Bovine Vertebral Column
12 November 2003
21 November 2003
The assesment concluded as "Level of risk to human health from dorsal root ganglia is equal to that from spinal cord", which is same as that notified to Minister of Health, Labour and Welfre by hushoku110 dated 11 Sep. 2003.
 
Revisions of the standards and criteria for foods and food additives concerning bovine spinal column.
8 November 2012
19 November 2012
The substance and degree of adverse effects on human health are clear (article 11.1.2 of the Food Safety Basic Act) (It is unlikely that the risk to human health is increased by the revision.)
 
Risk assessment concerning
“the comparability between risks of consuming beef and
internal organs regulated by the beef export verification
program of the Canada and risks of
consuming beef and internal organs of Japanese cattle”
24 May 2005
8 December 2005
The difference of risk level between meat products of cattle from Canada and that from Japan is considered to be extremely small.
Risk assessment concerning
“the comparability between risks of consuming beef and
internal organs regulated by the beef export verification
program of the United States and risks of
consuming beef and internal organs of Japanese cattle”
24 May 2005
8 December 2005
The difference of risk level between meat products of cattle from the United Sates and that from Japan is considered to be extremely small.
To Ensure Safety of Foods Including Those Containing Bovine Vertebral Column with Regard to Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy
1 July 2003
11 September 2003
FSCJ considers that it is appropriate to evaluate the level of risk to human health from dorsal root ganglia as equal to that from spinal cord.
 
Use of meat and bone meal (MBM), derived from regions of cattle body, for fertilizers. (Fertilizers 1)
19 February 2013
1 July 2013
The substance and degree of adverse effects on human health are clear (article 11.1.2 of the Food Safety Basic Act) (To the extent that the suggested control measures are taken, it is unlikely that the risk to human health is increased by the revision.)
 
Use of Alkali-Treated Liquid meat-and-bone meal (MBM) and others as Fertilizer
25 August 2003
14 November 2003
Risk to human health from using alkali-treated liquid meat-and-bone meal (MBM) made of animal waste, gelatin and liquid gelatin hydrolysis as fertilizer is negligible
 
Use of bovine spinal column, excluded from SRM, for feeds. (Feed)
19 February 2013
25 February 2013
The substance and degree of adverse effects on human health are clear (article 11.1.2 of the Food Safety Basic Act) (It is unlikely that the risk to human health is increased by the revision.)
 
Use of Coating nitrogenous fertilizers, derived from fertilizers etc. made of regions of cattle body, for fertilizers. (Fertilizers 2)
13 November 2013
18 November 2013
The substance and degree of adverse effects on human health are clear (article 11.1.2 of the Food Safety Basic Act) (To the extent that the suggested control measures are taken, it is unlikely that the risk to human health is increased by the revision.)
 
Use of Incineration Ash and Carbonized Remains of Meat-and-Bone Meal Formed after Incineration at Temperatures above 1000℃ as Fertilizer
2 July 2004
28 July 2005
Negligible risk on human health
 
Use of Protein Derived from Pigs as Feed
12 November 2003

1) 24 June 2004
(on the use pig-derived
meat-and-bone meal
as feed for pigs
and poultry)

2) 04 October 2007
(on the use of
pig-derived
meat-and-bone meal
as feed for fish
culture)

1) The direct food health effect on humans from using pig-derived meat-and-bone meal as feed for pigs and poultry can be negligible.
Using animal glue which is produced in manufacturing of Steamed bone meal which is processed under the condition of ≥133℃, ≥3atm and ≥20mins.
2 July 2004
19 February 2013
(withdrawn)
   
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