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#1 MvanEeden

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:33 PM

Can someone please give me advice (someone that can read / speak Japanese will really help)?

 

We currently use chlorine dioxide in the treatment of our plant cooling water that we use to cool our product (in a closed, sealed container) after processing.  This product is then exported to Japan.  According to their food additive regulations a food additive is defined as substances used in or on food in the process of manufacturing food or a substances used for the purpose of processing or preserving food, this implies that our chlorine dioxide is also a food additive (I think).  This food additives list (Japan regulation) was revised in April 2014.  The list further only indicates that chlorine dioxide is used as an additive during the production of wheat flour. I need to know if this means that chlorine dioxide can only be used during wheat production in Japan, or does this mean that this is the only product that is covered by the regulation?

 

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 03:13 PM

 

.  The list further only indicates that chlorine dioxide is used as an additive during the production of wheat flour.

 

Dear MvanEeden,

 

Welcome to the forum ! :welcome:

 

Maybe it's me but i was unable to understand what the sentence above meant with respect to the sentences before/after it.

 

You may be lucky and somebody will drop in but there seem to be currently very few posters here from Japan.

However some other people may be exporting to Japan and know the answer to yr query. Here's hoping. :smile:

 

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 03:33 AM

Dear MvanEeden,

Any detected residue found in your products?

I'm suggesting you to contact your trader / importer in Japan for further information regarding the above matter or the link below maybe useful

http://www.jetro.go.jp

Good luck :smile:

Rgds

Avila


Edited by avila muncar, 07 May 2014 - 03:36 AM.

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:43 AM

Good day, thank you very much for your reply.  Thank you also for the warm welcome.

 

Charles.C, on the Japan list the only listing for chlorine dioxide as additive in food is for the production of flour.  No other uses are mentioned, however, looking at the definition, chlorine dioxide in our manufacturing process is definitely an additive.

 

Thank you also Avila, I will definitely do so,

 

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 11:07 AM

might be in Japan they only use chlorine dioxide as a bleaching agent in the flour to whitening the flour bcoz it has very strong oxidising properties to whitening the flour thats why they gave the reference in flour . i think u can use it in other product too it should not be any issue to use in any other than flour.

 

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 06:46 AM

No other uses are mentioned, however, looking at the definition, chlorine dioxide in our manufacturing process is definitely an additive.

 

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MvanEeden

 

Hi MvanEeden,

 

I am finding it difficult to believe in your case that the chlorine dioxide is regarded as an additive, even in Japan ...... Flour yes

 

Clearly you are are using chlorine dioxide as a water treatment chemical not an additive.

 

Can you direct us to the regulations you are referencing.

 

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 07:54 AM

Hi MvanEeden,

 

I am finding it difficult to believe in your case that the chlorine dioxide is regarded as an additive, even in Japan ...... Flour yes

 

Clearly you are are using chlorine dioxide as a water treatment chemical not an additive.

 

Can you direct us to the regulations you are referencing.

 

Regards,

 

Tony

Dear Tony,

Below is "food additive" definition based on Japan Food Sanitation Act ( http://www.mhlw.go.j...ives/index.html ) :

 

The FSA, in the first Chapter, defines ''food additive'' as
(i) substances used in or on food in the process of manufacturing food, or
(ii) substances used for the purpose of processing or preserving food.
Consequently, ''food additive'' includes both substances remaining in the final products, such as food colors and preservatives, and substances not remaining in the final products, such as microorganism control agents and filtration aids.

Regardless of whether they are from natural origin, all substances used for the above purposes are categorized as food additives in Japan

The scope of food additives referred to by the FSA is different from that defined by the Codex Alimentarius Comission (CAC). The substances given below, which are not defined by the CAC as food additives, are all categorized as food additives in Japan.

(i) Processing aids,* like infiltration-supporting agents
(ii) Vitamins, minerals, and amino acids
(iii) Flavoring agents

* Processing aid means any substance or material, not including apparatus or utensils, and not consumed as a food ingredient by itself, intentionally used in the processing of raw materials, foods or its ingredients, to fulfill a certain technological purpose during treatment or processing and which may result in the non-intentional but unavoidable presence of residues or derivatives in the final product (CAC, Procedural Manual, “Section I : Definitions for the purpose of the Codex Alimentarius”)

 

They classified chlorine dioxide as designated food additive ( http://www.ffcr.or.j...ist-desin.add-x )

 

Rgds,

Avila


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 08:19 AM

Thank you Avila,

 

'They classified chlorine dioxide as designated food additive' That's fine, chlorine dioxide can be used as a food additive and that's where the confusion seems to be.

 

You are are using chlorine dioxide as a water treatment chemical not an additive, it is not 'used in or on food' and it is not 'used for the purpose of processing or preserving food'. It is used for the purpose of disinfecting the cooling water.

 

Have a look at the bit about processing aids here.

 

Regards,

 

Tony


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 02:07 AM

Dear Tony,

My understanding from what MvanEeden told on post #1 is they use chlorinated water to cool their products (packed in can or pouch) after thermal processing (retorting), which may result in the non-intentional but unavoidable presence of chlorine residues or derivatives in the final product.

Chlorinated Cooling Water also covered in 21 CFR 113 :

" Container cooling water shall be chlorinated or otherwise sanitized as necessary for cooling canals and for recirculated water supplies. There should be a measurable residual of the sanitizer employed at the water discharge point of the container cooler " ( http://www.accessdat...h.cfm?fr=113.60 )

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 07:25 AM

Dont know if anyone is still following this thread, but I think I can clarify a few things for you regarding chlorine dioxide as a food additive in Japan.

 

Basically, as an food additive chlorine dioxide is categorized as bleaching agent for wheat flour as you are already aware,

 

what you might not know is that there is also a restriction for this additive and that is it can not be used foods besides wheat flour.

 

If the product you are exporting to Japan is food and might have traces of chlorine dioxide, you might want to check to see if it is allowed.

 

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 06:44 AM

Dear Polyphos,

 

even Chlorine dioxyde using for saniatazion agent for water,  If product doesnt contain Chlorine dioxide based on lab test on finish product, stiil acceptable by japanese regulation body, ist right?

 

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 05:33 AM

Dear AS Nur,

 

My apologies for the late response.

 

As long as the processing procedure isn't done in Japan, and you are 100% sure that no residuals are left in the final product.

 

Honestly, I dont see why it would be a problem since they cant really give you a hard time for something they cant detect.

 

But yea, if any residuals of chlorine dioxide are left then it will be very bad.


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