National Organic Program
 
Organic Outlet - Grassroots Chemical-Free Company
Google Plus Facebook Twitter Watch Organic Movies on YouTube
Learn About a Green Economy Organic YellowPages Pinterest OrganicOutlet.us Blog RSS News Feed
 
  Organic Food Organic Clothing Organic Products Certified Organic Labels and Organic Seals  
  Non-GMO Project Organic Consumers Association 100 Percent Organic USDA Organic Label Certified Naturally Grown Demeter Biologique Canada Organic, Biologique Canada EU Bio Organic Label Germany Bio Organic Label AB Agriculture Biologique France Organic Label Australian Certified Organic Label JAS Japan Agricultural Standards India Organic APEDA NPOP Farmers Markets Right To Know - Label GMO Foods  
  Japan Agricultural Standards  
 

In Japan, the Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS) was fully implemented as law in April 2001. This was revised in November 2005 and all JAS certifiers were required to be re-accredited by the Ministry of Agriculture.

JAS Japan Agricultural Standards LogoThe Japanese Agricultural Standards (日本農林規格 (Nihon Nōrin Kikaku?)) are standards for the agriculture industry maintained by the Japanese Government. They are comparable to Japanese Industrial Standards but for food and agricultural products. Once a product has passed tests conducted by government-backed rating bureaus the JAS seal (right) is appended to the product.

The JAS originally covered only horticultural products such as fruit and vegetables, livestock feed and processed products of horticultural origin. This has been extended to include livestock products such as animals, eggs and processed animal products such as cheese. This Standard does not currently cover apiculture (honey & bee products) or aquaculture. It also does not cover non-agricultural products such as textiles or health & beauty products. It does include the grading of lumber for import into Japan. JAS #1 lumber, often called J lumber, is the highest quality dimensional lumber; it has very few knots or blemishes and is very straight.

International organizations that can certify to these standards include the Organic Crop Improvement Association.

 

Find Organic Grocery Stores Near You!

OrganicOutlet.us on Google Plus Like OrganicOutlet.us on FaceBook Follow OrganicOutlet.us on Twitter Watch OrganicOutlet.us Videos on YouTube Organic Images on Pinterest OrganicOutlet.us on Flickr OrganicOutlet.us on Google Local Maps OrganicOutlet.us Calendar OrganicOutlet.us Address Book Contacts Subscribe to the Organic Outlet News Blog Subscribe to the Organic Outlet RSS News Feed

Get Listed in the OrganicOutlet.us Directory Today!