News – Japan’s MAFF intends to introduce a new requirement within the PP re-evaluation programme

Date: 30 August 2021

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) is going to introduce a new requirement for the review of the published literature within the framework of the re-evaluation program of plant protection products.

On August 8 2021, MAFF started a 30-day public comment period for the draft guidance on the literature review. Opinions can be submitted at the eGov website. Following the requirements set out by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the new guidance will request the review of peer-reviewed literature on toxicity, residues, metabolisms and ecotoxicity.

For more information on the upcoming changes, please contact our Regulatory Science expert at SCC Japan – Hidetoshi Goto (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).