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Exporting Safety Food to Japanese Market

(Professional Advice Service)

Exporting Fresh and Processed Food to Japan

It is well known that due to certain country factors, the domestic production of the food sector in Japan is considered self-insufficient to meet the demand for domestic consumption. Official sources report that more than 60% of the food consumed in the country are imported products.

Japan is considered one of the strictest countries worldwide in the import fresh and processed foods, which rigorously requires that products from other countries comply with the requirements established in the Sanitary Law of Food, the Japanese Agricultural Standards (known as JAS standards) and the Weights and Measures Law.

Food Safety Advisory 


The Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Welfare (KOSEIRODOSHO) and the Department of the Environment are responsible for establishing and checking the residue limits especially for fresh products. These limits are based on the requirements that are part of the Country's Food Sanitary Law.

Before shipping the products form the country of origin, it is necessary for exporters to notify the Quarantine Station, (KenEkiSho) through the electronic system implemented by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. It is advisable to send a pre-sample to an authorized laboratory in Japan or the exporting country.


Depending on the obtained results from the laboratory test, it will be possible to define whether it is feasible to obtain authorization for its import to the Japanese market.

The exporter must consider that until this process it does not guarantee 100% that the product importation will proceed without any problem. We must also considere possible changes that the product could suffer during transportation. In the case of processed foods, it is essential to obtain the Certificate as an Importable Product before boarding, to avoid setbacks and to simplify the activities of the import process.
The physicochemical and microbiological analyzes previously necessary for food products for export purposes in Japan, must be carried out in the country of origin in laboratories endorsed by health agencies of the Japanese government.
Nichiboku Ltd offers a professional integrated service, which includes professional advice, consultancy and support in the processes of preparation and processing of products in the food sector, those with plans to enter the Japanese market.
(Obtaining Certificates as Importable Food Product). [Handling of physical samples for analysis purposes].
See some real examples of import certificates: Example 1 , Example 2 , Example 3 , Example 4 , (pdf).
Luis Alberto Fing, founder and director of Nichiboku Ltd. , has the knowledge and professional experience in International Trade ( Kansai University, Osaka Japan ) ( Img ), graduated from the Technological Institute of Los Mochis as a Chemical Industrial Engineer , in addition to having studied Technical career in Food at CBTyS 43 . Which allows him to provide support in advice, consulting and professional processing in this area.

Nutritional Analysis and Labeling Requirements Advice Service


More and more consumers are demanding information about the food products they consume, which means that requirements for food labeling are becoming an increasingly demanding globally.

Nichiboku Ltd provides your business with a comprehensive solution that helps you meet nutritional requirements and food labeling standards to ensure compliance within the Japanese market. We help to comply with a wide variety of regulations applied by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Welfare ( KOSEIRŌDOSHO ).


Nichiboku Ltd. , offers you everything from coordinating a nutritional table verification analysis to a comprehensive labeling review. We evaluate the labeling of your product in order to ensure every officially required aspect, including design and language. Ensuring to comply with the legislation to commercialize the product in the Japanese market.

If your company wants to export its food products to the Japanese market, to avoid having problems with the food control organism , you will need to ensure that your labeling complies with the requirements of the legislation of the corresponding organisms of the importing country.

A breach of the legislation in the Japanese market may have negative consequences for the export companies. In the worst case, you may even lose trust with the potential Japanese customer.


Considering the above, Nichiboku Ltd., offers you a service that integrates the review and validation of the documentation required by Japan, including aspects such as design, language and updates in regulatory changes. We help to gather all the requirements so that your company can enter the Japanese market with its products without any problem.


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