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Hundreds affected by pesticide-contaminated frozen foods in Japan

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • Japan
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  • January 10 2014

As many as 1,700 people in Japan have reportedly become ill after eating frozen food allegedly contaminated with the pesticide malathion, a chemical

Japan weighs voluntary disclosure of trans fat content

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • Japan
  • -
  • October 15 2010

The Japanese Consumer Affairs Agency has reportedly unveiled draft guidelines that would ask food manufacturers to voluntarily disclose the trans fat content of their products

EFSA declines to revise BPA risk assessment

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union, Japan
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  • October 1 2010

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) panel on food contact materials, enzymes, flavorings, and processing aids has released its latest risk assessment for bisphenol A, concluding that there was not any “new evidence which would lead them to revise the current Tolerable Daily Intake TDI for BPA of 0.05 mgkg body weight set in its 2006 opinion and re-confirmed in its 2008 opinion.”

“Fat-blocking” soda launches in Japan

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Japan
  • -
  • November 16 2012

PepsiCo, Inc

Japanese research institute claims BPA poses “very small” risk to human health

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • Japan
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  • September 2 2011

A Japanese research institute recently issued an updated hazard assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) suggesting that the chemical poses minimal or no risk to human health

Regulators continue to address radiation concerns

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • Global, Japan, USA
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  • March 25 2011

The World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have continued to address public concerns about food produced in Japan, where a recent earthquake and tsunami compromised the Fukushima prefecture’s nuclear power plant, releasing radiation into the atmosphere

Radioactive beef confirmed in Japan

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • Japan
  • -
  • July 15 2011

Japanese officials have reportedly confirmed that beef registering up to seven times more radioactive cesium than permitted has entered the food supply, raising concerns among consumers about the country’s safety precautions

Japan lifts ban on U.S. wheat imports

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Japan, USA
  • -
  • August 2 2013

Japan has reportedly announced that it will resume purchasing U.S. white wheat, ending a two-month suspension that was implemented after genetically