Organic Food & Beverages

In Europe, North and Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, China, Japan, Korea, some other countries organic food is regulated by law. Various organic labels are attached to the products, indicating third-party certifiers. Certification ensures the consumer that the respective products are really organic in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations.
Nevertheless, there are some differences between the numerous certifications and their application in different countries. Please refer to related articles under “Movement”.

  • 2019年11月24日

    “Organic Chocolate Marche” a…

    The “Organic Chocolate Marche” at Crayonhouse in Aoyama, Tokyo is held during the Christmas season from November until March of the following year. This is an annual event since the start in autumn 2014 under the motto “Enjoy organic chocolate from all over the world!”. This year, Crayonhouse sells 160 types of organic chocolate from 10 …

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  • 2018年10月05日

    Crayonhouse Veggie Box with the largest …

    The veggie box delivered by Crayonhouse to Japanese and foreign customers includes a list of products and recipes in Japanese how to use them. Foreigners living in Japan who buy organic products may not be familiar with traditional Japanese vegetables. For them we are starting with this issue a list of vegetables with photos of …

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  • 2018年06月04日

    In Ureshino, Saga Prefecture, a family p…

    Ureshino in Saga Prefecture is the 4th largest producer of green tea incl. organic in Japan. This region has a long history in Japanese tea cultivation. The founder of Rinzai sect sowed tea tree seeds brought back from China in 1192, and started the cultivation in the temple in Sefuri mountains in Saga prefecture. This was …

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  • 2015年05月29日

    Chinese Organic Legislation

    In April 2005 the China National Organic Product Standard (CNOPS) came into force. In combination with “The Rule on Implementation of Organic Products Certification” the scope, normative standard, certification procedure, requirements for certification bodies, use of organic product certification seal, labelling as well as importation of organic food products to China are defined. All products …

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  • 2014年10月03日

    Japanese Government to Lift Ban on Funct…

    On July 18, the Japanese government approved a new health food labeling system that lifts the current ban on functional claims that explicitly express how health foods are good for the body. Until now, claims of functional enhancements by health foods to specific parts of the body were not allowed. The plan allows food manufacturers …

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  • Duco Delgorge, President & CEO of MIE PROJECT Co Ltd

    2014年10月03日

    Organic food movement in Japan progressi…

    While the organic food movement in Japan is showing some signs of progress, it is still very small. In terms of per capita consumption (about 1,000 yen/person/year) and penetration levels (0.4% of the food market), Japan is way down the list compared with other countries. About 45% of the global organic food market is in …

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  • 2014年07月15日

    Organic Matcha from Uji, Kyoto that meet…

    Nagata Chaen Tea Company is a reputed provider of organic green tea and started growing green tea in 1946. High-grade Organic Uji Matcha products are cultivated under the diligent management of tea master Juro Okuda. The tea is covered with a special cloth for a long period to produce a deep green color.It is very difficult to …

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  • 2014年02月03日

    Organic Kale Powder — th…

    ENSEKI AOJIRU INC. has grown organic kale since its establishment. We are the first company getting the certification of organic JAS and exhibiting organic kale at BioFach Japan in 2001. The vegetable kale is familiar to people in Europe and other countries. In particularly, the kale in the winter has thick leaves, dark colors, high …

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  • 2014年01月29日

    French Dressing with Japanese …

    The Dressing Series use organic ingredients, organic pure rice vinegar as a base and natural groundwater of northern Hiroshima Prefecture, taking advantage of natural tastes and flavor. The organic pure rice vinegar that forms the base of the dressing is produced at our brewery, whose ingredients are made exclusively by organic rice. The dressings are …

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  • 2014年01月05日

    Magic Seasoning Ingredient:Ten…

    Koji is mold that is used to produce salt koji (mold). Salt koji is a traditional Japanese seasoning, which is produced by fermenting koji with salt and water, and became very popular in 2011 in Japan. Koji is a food ingredient in which mold (aspergillus) is grown on a grain base, which is used for …

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  • 2013年12月27日

    All-around Seasoning Tentaka O…

    Tentaka Organic Spicy Moromi is a seasoning made of matured rice malt for brewing high quality sake with natural ingredients such as soy sauce, sake and red peppers. The rice malt is a yeast-like fungus called aspergilli fermented with rice. The Tentaka Organic Spicy Moromi is gaining attention as an all-around seasoning that is suited …

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  • 2013年12月21日

    Three Brands of Organic Refine…

    Tentaka Shuzo, a sake brewery, is a pioneer of organic refined sake in Japan. President Munenori Ozaki, follower of a traditional sake brewery, and Kouetsu Sugumachi, an experienced toji (master brewer), began to produce organic refined sake in 1999. Tentaka—organic refined sake obtained organic certification in Japan, the EU, and the U.S. and brews the …

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  • 2013年12月20日

    Organic Soybeans

    Organic soybeans are produced by Kanazawa Daichi, Ltd. As they grow, the beans fully absorb the nutrition in the soil, creating a rich sweetness and taste. Kanazawa Daichi, Ltd. carefully controls the soil taken over from the predecessors to produce organic soybeans. First, homemade compost in the winter after harvesting enriches the soil. Second, the …

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  • 2013年12月20日

    Organic Soybean Flour

    The organic soybean flour is made of roasted and ground soybeans — the brand Ayakogane — produced by Kanazawa Daichi, Ltd. This soybean flour features the rich sweet taste of genuine soybeans. Kanazawa Daichi, Ltd. carefully controls the soil taken over from the predecessor to produce organic soybeans. First, homemade compost in the winter after …

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  • 2013年12月16日

    Organic Barley Tea

    This organic barley tea is made exclusively of organic barley grown by Kanazawa Daichi. Its characteristic sweet flavour is brought out by slow and careful hot air roast. The barley teas are infused in water for such a long time that organic is very much recommended to enjoy flavour, aroma and extract of the barley. …

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  • 2013年12月15日

    The World’s First Sake Granted…

    The organic junmai sake (sake made exclusively from rice and water) AKIRA is made of edible rice. It does not use the type of sake rice which is generally used for producing fermented liquor. AKIRA features rich flavor and honey color as in ears of rice, creating a strong impression on sake drinkers. The raw …

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