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Review of Japanese rejections in 2017

In 2017, there were a total of 143 border rejections of fish and fishery products recorded through the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW). These were organized into three risk categories, including: microbiological, chemical and other causes (such as unfinished disposal of offal and allergens). As summarized in the below table, most rejections were due to microbiological issues with 99 cases, followed by chemical with 36 cases and by other causes with 8 cases recorded in 2017.

Causes (2017)

CAUSES 2017
Microbiological 99
Chemical 36
Others 8
Total 143

Rejections by causes (2017)

Month Microbiological Chemical Other causes Total
January 2 5 1 8
February 5 2 1 8
March 3 1 0 4
April 3 1 0 4
May 2 0 0 2
June 10 2 0 12
July 10 2 0 12
August 23 6 0 29
September 12 2 0 14
October 12 6 1 19
November 12 3 4 19
December 5 6 1 12
Total 99 36 8 143

As shown in the graph, microbiological causes account for 69 percent of the total rejections, chemical to 25 percent and other causes to 6 percent of the total.

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microbiological textMicrobiological 69%Chemical 25 textChemical 25%Others causesOthers causes

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