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Japanese Agricultural Organic Standard (JAS)

Japanese Agricultural Organic Standard (JAS) logo

The JAS Standards for organic plants and organic processed foods of plant origin were established in 2000 on the basis with the Guidelines for the Production, Processing, Labelling and Marketing of Organically Produced Foods which were adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

The organic JAS system has been further developed with the addition of the JAS Standards for organic livestock products, organic processed foods of animal origin and organic feeds which took effect in November 2005.

Operators certified by registered Japanese or overseas certifying bodies are able to attach the organic JAS logo to products that were produced or manufactured in accordance with relevant organic JAS Standards.

Learn more: Japanese Agricultural Organic Standard (JAS) websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Japanese Agricultural Organic Standard (JAS)'s standard is verified by an independent organization (third party).

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries - MAFF

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Type

Government

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Year ecolabel est. 2000

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Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Food


Where this ecolabel is found
Japan



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Last updated: 20 January 2012