The GM labelling system
Summary of the Amendment of the Food Labelling Standards regarding the GM labelling system (1 page(s), in English)
In the current labelling system, Japan allows to use "non-GM" labelling in case of constant incorporation of unintended GM agricultural products (soybean and corn with 5%). In the Amendment of the Food Labelling Standards, "non-GM" labelling shall not be used without the product recognized to be not contaminated with GM in order to ensure the accuracy of the food labelling. Japan will revise the provisions of Article 3 and Article 18 of the Food Labelling Standards which stipulate the requirements for "non-GM" labelling.