|| Monthly seminar for conveying
information to the members by the heads of the five general subject
committees are held both at Tokyo and Osaka to let the members keep
in close contact and exchange information each other. Technical seminars
and training programs for employees of the members by expert lecturers
are undertaken.General meetings are held at the chapters and occasional
seminars are carried out as needed.
||Through close communication and guidance
from Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and other relevant authorities,
the governmental and regulatory information on food additives is quickly
disseminated to the members, and requests from member companies are
conveyed to the relevant authorities.
|| Technical information regarding safety
and benefits of food additives is collected and analyzed on an international
||JAFA responds to inquiries and requests
from member companies for studies regarding the safety and usefulness
of food additives.
|| Information concerning the safety and
benefits of food additives is maintained for consumers, and communication
and educational activities directed toward consumer groups are carried
out. Furthermore, informative pamphlets, brochures and videos on food
additives are prepared and distributed to provide accurate knowledge
on these subjects.
|| A scientific journal, Japan Food Additives
News (JAFAN) is published bi-monthly and an activity report and news
letters, Japan Food Additives Association Report, is published monthly
for the members. In addition, "The Japanese Specifications and
Standards for Food Additives" (in English), "Food Sanitation
Law" (in English) and many other publications in Japanese explaining
regulations and safeties are issued.
||JAFA runs voluntary certification program
for KANSUI (an alkaline preparation for Chinese noodles) and the preparation
of tar colors. In addition, JAFA also promotes self-responsible management
of the food additives industry by preparing voluntary specifications
of food additives and a responsible authorization system of food additives
good manufacturing practice(GMP).