Unpolished rice and polished rice
Summary of the draft Amendment of the Food Labelling Standards (regarding unpolished rice and polished rice)
In the current system, for unpolished rice or polished rice, production place, variety and production year can be labelled only if they are produced from raw unpolished rice with same production place, variety and production year, and if they are certified by the Agricultural Products Inspection Act (Act No. 144 of 1951) for domestic products, or, if they are certified by public organizations of exporting countries, etc. for imported products. The Food Labelling Standards will be partially amended to enable production place, variety and production year for unpolished rice or polished rice to be labelled without the above mentioned certification, and to obligate the persons engaged in food-related business to store documents which are the basis for labelling.