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Japan Food Sanitation Law (JFSL) - Regulatory

Toys in Japan that are intended for children under the age of 6 and products that can be put into their mouths require mandatory compliance under the Japan Food Sanitation Law (JSFL) to ensure product safety. Toy manufactures, retailers or importers who wish to market their products in Japan must demonstrate conformity to the Japan Food Sanitation Law (JSFL) and received certification from an official designated testing laboratory by the Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW). 

STC is a global independent third-party testing laboratory that has been recognized and accredited by Japan Ministry of Health, Labour & Welfare (MHLW) as a foreign official laboratory capable of performing comprehensive testing and certification services under the Japan Food Sanitation Law (JSFL). Testing reports issued by STC are accepted by the Japanese Customs, quarantine stations in Japan. 





ST Standard - ST Mark Scheme

The Japan Toy Safety Standard (ST Standard) established by the Japan Toy Association (JTA) provides toy manufacturers, retailers and consumers additional safeguard on toys intended for play by children up to the age of 14 through the ST Mark scheme. STC has also received accreditation and approval from JTA as a designated overseas testing laboratory in Hong Kong under:


Article 11- Basic Principle of Toy Safety Standards & Safety Toy Mark Program, Test Category: Toy Safety Standard Part 3 – Chemical Properties. 


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Part 3 - Chemical Properties includes: 

  • Evaporation Residue
  • Formaldehyde
  • Heavy Metals
  • Migration of Colouring Matters
  • Phenol
  • Potassium Permanganate Consumption
  • Phthalates (BBP, DBP, DEHP, DIDP, DINP & DNOP)






For more information about our Japan Food Sanitation Law & ST Mark services, please feel free to Contact Us.