About rice, "the U.S. traceability method" (law about transmission of record of information to affect business such as rice and production center information) was established for the purpose of adequacy of indication about quality and security of smooth distribution in April, 2009 retroactively to quick repair and progress at the time of harm occurrence in food hygiene.
A part of "the U.S. traceability method" is enforced on October 1, 2010.
Rice (brown rice, rice cleaning), rice flour yakoujinadono middle raw materials, boiled rice, rice cake, dumpling, beika, refined sake, simple system distillation shochu, mirin.
All companies which perform business of rice becoming target item including producer, sale, import, processing, production of the U.S. artefact or offer.
○Contents of system
Company is obliged to carry out transmission of record of information to obtain by transfer, and to affect transfer such as rice and production center information.
Record, preservation (the October 1, 2010 enforcement) of information such as 1 transactions
When we perform business, movement, the disposal of target item, it is necessary for record to save article name, production center, amount, import, the date, place, business partner name which we carried out.
Transmission (the July 1, 2011 enforcement) of 2 production center information
(1) Transmission of production center information between company
When we hand over target item to other companies, it is necessary to list production center information in slip or containers and packaging.
(2) Transmission of production center information to general consumers
When we sell to general consumers and offer target item, we list production center information in packing, and method such as posting in shop is necessary.
In addition, please make indication by Japanese Agricultural Standard when you are required in Japanese Agricultural Standard (law about standardization of agriculture and forestry supplies and adequacy of quality indication).
※ For more details, please see homepage of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Kyushu agricultural administration station Fukuoka agricultural administration office food part Planning Division