Global Nutrition Group, Inc. (GNG), a consulting firm specialized in the Health and Nutrition industry, based in Tokyo, Japan will launch an English version of the Food and Drug Classification List of Japan. This list includes a “List of Ingredients Mainly Used for Drugs (hereinafter, “Drug list”)” and a “List of Ingredients Determined as Non-drug if Not Described with Pharmaceutical Efficacy (hereinafter, “Non-Drug list”)”. Both lists are published by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
The English list includes translated ingredient names and the parts used, as well as botanical or zoological names, where necessary. It also features Romanized spelling of each ingredient name to give you an idea of the original pronunciation so that you can easily refer to both the Japanese and the English names, making communication between you and Japanese clients smoother.
GNG will start accepting reservations on August 8th. Actual sales will start on September 12th to include the newest revision. Those who book within the reservation period will have the privilege of obtaining the next major update for free. The list will be available as an electric file and will be sent to you either by e-mail or as a CD-ROM. The price of the English Version of the Food and Drug Classification List of Japan is 400 US dollars and payable by PayPal. For customers who require an Invoice and prefer wire transfer, the remittance charge will be added.
For food grade usage of ingredients listed in the Drug List or the Non-Drug List
The Japanese Drug List and Non-Drug List, called the Food and Drug Classification List (“Shoku yaku kubun risuto” in Japanese) shows an overall judgment of whether an ingredient of food or supplement products can be categorized as a food or a drug. With this list you would be able to check if your ingredients would be categorized as drug or non-drug substances in Japan. If your product contains an ingredient listed in the Drug list, the product will be categorized as drug and cannot be sold in Japan as food grade. Being specified in the Non-drug List does not necessarily mean that the substance can be used as food or a food ingredient. The ingredients listed in Non-drug List are subject to the regulations of the Food Sanitation Law in Japan if you use them as food ingredients or food additives. There might be some ingredients listed in the Non-Drug list that cannot be used as food additives. You are also required to meet the legal standard of Food Additives when you use the ingredients.
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About Global Nutrition Group, Inc.:
Global Nutrition Group, Inc. established in 2004, is a consulting firm and has been devoted to the Health and Nutrition industries. We provide market research and analysis as well as support for the development and execution of effective business strategies. The company has performed more that 100 projects in the North American, European and Asian markets and has contributed to the international success of clients’ in the food, medical, science and nutrition industries by utilizing international and advanced professional knowledge specialized in the industries, through the process of technological development, ingredient manufacturing, licensing and retailing. For more details about GNG, please visit; GlobalNutritionGroup, Inc.