Role of the Food Safety Commission

The Food Safety Commission is an organization that undertakes risk assessment, and is independent from risk management organizations such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and the Consumer Affairs Agency. By recognizing that protecting the health of the people is one of the country's most important issues, the Commission's primary goals can be summarized into three main tasks:
1) Conducting risk assessment on food in a scientific, independent, and fair manner, and making recommendations to relevant ministries based upon the results from the risk assessment.
2) Implementing risk communication among stakeholders such as consumers and food-related business operators.
3) Responding to food-borne accidents and emergencies.