Food Allergens - Japan

On September 20, 2013 Consumer Affairs Agency, Government of Japan (CAA ) issued a notice that Cashew Nut and Sesame were added to items "recommended" for allergy labeling. There are now 27 items on the list of specified ingredients containing allergens in Japan, divided into two labeling categories - mandatory and recommened. The PDF contains a listing of both allergen categories mandated in Japan.