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Approach to Ensuring Food Quality Standard


  In order to ensure the quality of our products, which we import from overseas and distribute domestically, we abide by the Food Sanitation Act. When we import food items from overseas, Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare conducts examination of the products as well as the documents accompanying the products to ensure that the amount of additives or pesticide residues is within the regulated level.

  We acquire proper permit when we import items from overseas. And we always have in mind our belief – Food Comforts the Soul. We are constantly aiming to improve our system of production and import/export.

  In addition, based on compliance in the food industry, we will ensure quality control in our domestic factory. Also we will continue to strengthen quality assurance from the perspective of both overseas and Japanese customers, and provide guidance on food safety to our overseas suppliers.

Quality Assurance of Imported Products

①Safety Assurance Overseas

  Since a large portion of our products are imported from China, we regularly dispatch staff from our Quality Assurance Department and/or staff who are well informed of situations that take place in China to China monitor the production process.

  In order to control the production of our materials, we have created a set of internal quality management schedule to examine every process of our production. The managers in charge exchange information to achieve a mutual understanding and conduct trainings on how to achieve the best quality.  We also periodically conduct food safety tests on factories and transportation providers that we work with.

②Domestic Safety Assurance

  All factories that supply products sold by Marumatsu Bussan are sampled regularly. Pesticide residue test of raw materials is required before they are shipped out in order to ensure the safety of our products. The imported items are then sampled by appointed organizations when they arrive in Japan. After our products acquired permission to enter, our Quality Assurance Department conduct tests such as testing the level of bacteria to ensure the safety of our products.

  Since the Great East Japan Earthquake, which took place in 2011, there have been concerns regarding the possibility of nuclear contamination caused by the nuclear leakage. We have been conducting tests on water from Mount Zao since April 2011 to further ensure the safety of our products.

Quality Assurance of Our Production

  Our associated company in China, Song De Feng(Qing Yuan)Food stuff Co., Ltd. , has acquired HACCP certification in 2008, a sanitation management system specialized in ensuring food safety.

  In May 2020, our Yamagata factory in Japan, became the only factory in the menma industry to receive FSSC22000 certification, a globally standardized standard.

  Yamagata factory has been certified under ISO22000 for years, by obtaining FSSC22000 which is established as a more enhanced standard, we have ensured an even higher level of safety.

  We will continue to make further efforts to produce safer and more secure products, and as a company that sustained trust of our customers, we are determined to work harder to achieve this goal.