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MAFF UPDATE No.704 (Published on SEPTEMBER 19, 2008)

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Number 704
SEPTEMBER 19, 2008

A weekly update of news from the Japanese
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
International Policy Planning Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Kasumigaseki 1-2-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8950
Fax: 81-3-5512-7652
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Editor: Yoshiyuki Ohtani

Notification of Establishing Issues regarding the Law for Ensuring the Safety of Pet Food, such as Items that shall be Notified and/or Recorded.

This is to notify that MAFF will commence to establish following items regarding the Law for Ensuring the Safety of Pet Food. Those who are interested in this issue may provide questions and/or comments to the Animal Products Safety Division, Food Safety and Consumer Affairs Bureau of MAFF, no later than October 3rd, 2008.
 

1. Content

a. Details for notification of manufacturers and importers stipulated in the Article 9 of the Law for Ensuring the Safety of Pet Food (Law No,83 in 2008).
b. Details for items that shall be recorded on books, which is stipulated in the Article 10 of the said law. 
 

2. Presentation method of the draft
    Draft will be presented in the procedure of public comment.
 
3. Method to establish public hearing
   Comment will be heard in the procedure of public comment.
 

The mail should be addressed to the following address:
Animal Products Safety Division, Food Safety and Consumer Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries
1-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8950

For further information, please contact the Animal Products Safety Division.
Tel. (03)6744-2103, FAX (03)3502-8275

 

STATISTICS

The following statistics are available from the Statistics Planning Division of the Statistics Department(Tel. 03-6744-2037).
 

  1. Periodical Statistics on Marketing of Fruits and Vegetables, First 10 days of September 2008.

Notes: 1. All materials are in Japanese unless otherwise noted.
    2. Contacts may not be able to respond to inquiries in any language except Japanese.

 

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