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The Ministry of Health of Japan has published Announcement No. 1124 Revision of Food and Additive Specification Standards.

The revisions include the following:

  1. Detection methods for 2,4,5‑Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid, Tebufenozide and Malachite Green in food
  2. Detection of the maximum permitted level of 2,4,5‑Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid in food lowered from 0.05mg/kg to 0.01mg/kg (unchanged at 0.01mg/kg in mineral waters)
  3. Elimination of “Detection methods for Arsenic in drinks other than mineral water” in refreshing beverages ingredient specifications

The announcement was released on November 24, 2017.