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JAS system - Third party certification

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The JAS system is a third-party certification system. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) is the scheme owner of JAS. It accreditates certifying bodies and laboratories, according to ISO 17011. In this process, technical assessment is performed by the Food and Agricultural Materials Inspection Center (FAMIC), which is the agency under MAFF, to ensures the quality and proper labeling of agricultural, forestry, and fishery products.

The certifying body accredited by MAFF certifies business operators, such as farmers and food companies. This certification is conducted in accordance with ISO standards, such as ISO17065 and ISO17021.

They check whether the operator produces products or service meeting the criteria in JAS so that the good quality or service would be assured under the JAS system.

Also, the Testing Business Operator accredited by MAFF can issue the test report with the JAS symbol. Such Testing Business Operator meets the ISO 17025. It means that it has appropriate analytical abilities by becoming the Accredited Testing Business Operator under the JAS system.

The JAS system contributes to improve the reliability of products, service and test results.


List of CBs

Outline of required formalities for RCB

 

Contact

Food Standards Office, Food Manufacture Affairs Division,
Food Industry Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Tel:+81-3-6744-2098
Email:jas_soudan@maff.go.jp

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