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Japan Issues Tighter GM Labeling Regulations

Japan has updated its labeling regulations for foods with genetically modified components and will enact a national non-GM labeling system update sometime in 2023. Japanese regulators have demonstrated mixed feelings about GM foods with some believing stronger labeling is required while others want to leverage genetic modifications to boost food supply. The Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) published an announcement that nine major agricultural products are now subject to GM labeling requirements as are processed foods that use these ingredients. The nine major agricultural products subject to GM labeling management are: corn, soybeans, potatoes, rapeseed, alfalfa, cottonseed, sugar beet, papaya, and mustard greens.

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Posted on 11 July 2022