What we do
【What we consult about】
Prior to filing an application to the Ministry of Helath, Labour and Welfare
—for the designation of a food additive
—for the revision of exiting use standards for a designated food additive
to make it possible to use the additive in foods in which it is not permitted,
The applicants are encouraged to consult with the experts in the FADCC
on the issue for smooth entry for the evaluation.
The FADCC gives advice on
◆the preparation of documents for the filing, it may include following
・The origin, history of the discovery, and the status of its use in
・Physicochemical characteristics and compositional specifications
・Safety and amount of intake
・Standards for use
・Other general matters concerning application for designation
◆ confirmation whether drafted documents are in place. However the FADCC does not
offer any confirmation whether the quoted information is correct or
In addition, when additional information is required by the Food Safety
(risk assessment body for food safety) in the process of risk assessment,
the FADCC may gives advice on
◆How to collect and compile the information.
The FADCC gives advice on application for food additive designation or
the revision of
standards for use, based on actual cases and experience.
Please note that FADCC’s activity does not guarantee that no additional
required by the commission.
Please be aware that unexpected additional information may be required
if new findings
emerge after our consultation.
【FADCC’s role in designation of food additives】
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