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JAS law

The Law Concerning Standardization, etc.
of Agricultural and Forestry Products (Law No.175 in 1950) -

 

“JAS Law” is the abbreviation of “The Law Concerning Standardization, etc. of Agricultural and Forestry Products”.

 

JAS Law is concerning to the “JAS System” which ensures that the foods and drinks, etc.  have a certain quality and are produced by specific method. Then the JAS Marks are attached to the various foods etc. under the rule regulated by the JAS Law.

 

The JAS System was introduced in 1950 as the Agricultural and Forestry Standard Law, and assumed its current status in 1970 with the addition of quality labeling standard system. The JAS System has been reviewed in light of social situations and other pertinent factors.

 

According to the enforcement of the Food Labeling Act (※) in April 2015, the provisions relating to the food labeling of the JAS Law were transferred to the Food Labeling Act and the name of the JAS Law was changed from “The Law Concerning Standardization and Proper Labeling of Agricultural and Forestry Products” to “The Law Concerning Standardization, etc. of Agricultural and Forestry Products”.

 

(※) With regard to the Food Labeling Act, the planning and designing of the Law is under the jurisdiction of the Consumer Affairs Agency(http://www.caa.go.jp/en/index.html).