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Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS)

  JAS Act
JAS System
- List of CBs
- Outline of required formalities for CB
Organic JAS
- Standards
- Technical criteria
- Export of organic foods to Japan 
- Organic equivalency
  List of Standards
  JAS Movie
  Japanse Website(日本語)
[External Link]

JAS are the Japanese national standards established by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in the fields of food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

Under the JAS system, it is possible to establish a variety of standards, including (1) Quality/Specifications of Products, (2) Process of Production/Distribution of Products, (3) Methods of Product Handling by Business Operators, (4) Business Managing Methods of Business Operators, (5) Testing Methods of Products, and (6) Vocabulary related to (1)-(5).

When operators obtain JAS certification, it is possible for them to affix the JAS mark with a catch word that clearly identifies the contents of the product.

JAS typs

JAS Logos

General JAS

General JAS
Applied to the foods and the forestry products which conform to the JAS for quality, for example, quality grade, composition and specification.
Click here for the general JAS logo flyer!(PDF : 468KB)

Organic JAS

Organic JAS
Applied to the agricultural products and processed foods which conform to the Organic JAS. Products without the Organic JAS logo can’t be labelled as “organic”.

Specific JAS

Specific JAS
Applied to the foods which conform to the JAS for products produced by distinctive methods.
Click here for the specific JAS logo flyer!(PDF : 233KB)

JAS Symbol

Testing-Method JAS

Testing-Method JAS
Applied to the test report which shows the result analyzed by the JAS for testing methods.



Standards and Conformity Assessment Policy Office, Food Manufacture Affairs Division,
New Bussiness and Food Industry Department, Minister's Secretariat,
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
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