Home Selerant - Food Regulatory News Japan Partially Amends Specifications and Standards for Food, Food Additives etc. Japan Partially Amends Specifications and Standards for Food, Food Additives etc. Nov 4, 2019 | Food Safety | Japan Posted By: Irene Piao Share: On October 31, 2019, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)(厚生労働省) of Japan has released a new amendment on “Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives etc. (MHLW No. 1031 No. 1 Of 2019)“. New residual reference values have been considered for the following substances: amoxicillin, captan, zitianone, thialopropride and propanil. Changes shall be applied in six months from the date of the notification. Check the full text of the documents in the MHLW website or in our Food Law Library.