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FSCJ implements science-based risk assessment of food in an objective, neutral, and impartial manner to protect the health of the people. In addition, FSCJ implements risk communication about the results of its risk assessments and scientific findings on food safety. To implement risk assessment separately from risk management*, FSCJ was established as a part of Japan’s Cabinet Office in July 2003, independently from risk management organizations*.

*Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), Ministry of Environment (MOE), Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA)

Risk Assessment

FSCJ assesses risks to human health posed by microorganisms, chemicals, and others contained in food, on the basis of the scientific evidence. Its assessment is mainly conducted in response to requests from risk managers. FSCJ also carries out risk assessment on its own initiative when it finds it necessary to do so. It is called “self-tasking” risk assessment.

Standard Processing Period for Risk Assessment of the Effect of Food on Health Regarding Applications Submitted from Industries [PDF]open in a new window

Standards for Risk Assessment

<Food Additives>

<Genetically modified foods>

<Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria>


<Veterinary medicinal products>

     Guidelines for the Risk Assessment of veterinary medicinal products[PDF]open in a new window

<Feeds, fertilizers, etc.>

<Novel foods>

Risk Assessment Reports


Research and Survey Program

FSCJ has work program for researches and surveys, where FSCJ collects data and information required for risk assessment.

<Research grant>

Researchers which provide information required for establishment of risk assessment guidelines/guidance are selected, e.g. a study for risk assessment of the ingestion of foods containing arsenosugers and arsenolipids.

<Contracted survey program>

Surveys which include collection, coordination and analysis of data required for a risk assessment, e.g. investigation on food safety assessments of fumonisin.

Research Program Reports

Risk Communication

FSCJ implements various activities to communicate its risk assessment results as well as basic knowledge on food safety to the public. Details


International Collaboration

Annual Work Program and Annual Report

Monthly Report

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