Japan Fresh Produce Import-Export and Safety Association
(A General Incorporated Association)
The Japan Fresh Produce Import and Safety Association (PISA) was established on November 30, 1983, authorized by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF). PISA’s mission is to promote and secure food safety guidelines for imported fresh produce, assist in facilitating efficient plant quarantine inspections, and the establishment of smooth import procedures. PISA, totaling 142 members, is an association of importers, wholesalers, warehouse operators, food processors and retailers. PISA involvement extends from all facets of distribution from the importation of fresh produce to household consumption. PISA conducts educational and promotional activities for imported fresh produce to enhance and further the progress of consumer understanding with respect to the importance of food sanitation and plant quarantine through its role in inspections for agri-chemical residues and food additives. Under the guidance of MHLW and MAFF, the new PISA will focus on providing information to the Japanese consumer on the safety of imported fresh produce by providing accessible and dependable information to instill a sense of security.
To successfully cope with issues pertaining to imported fresh produce, and to insure that the supply source is reliable and safe, PISA undertakes the following activities:
1.Organizing seminars and lectures, publishing newsletters and maintaining a website to broadly educate both members and the public on food safety, plant quarantine issues, nutrition and a healthy diet.
2.Updating PISA members on directives, notices and memoranda issued by relevant government entities such as the Food Sanitation Division of MHLW, and the Plant Quarantine Division of MAFF.
3.To provide relevant government agencies on behalf of its members with opinions and petitions on issues concerning imported fresh produce.
4.Collecting and distributing to PISA members, weekly, monthly and yearly import statistics for fresh fruit.
5.Meeting and corresponding with foreign embassies in Japan, as well as with foreign growers as well as exporters concerning food safety and plant quarantine issues of imported fresh produce.
6.Assisting PISA members in conducting voluntary inspections for agricultural chemicals residues on fresh produce that they import.
7.Implementation of safety measures in case of emergency situations such as the detection of extraordinary high levels of chemical residue on imported fresh produce.
8.To cooperate and be of assistance with inspections and/or examinations conducted by the Quarantine Stations of MAFF, and Customs under the Ministry of Finance.
――― a General Incorporated Association approved by Cabinet Office.
Establishment: November 30, 1983.
Authorization No.249 by Minister of Health and Welfare
Authorization No.58-6909 by Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Reorganized to a General Incorporated Association: January 4, 2013
Head Office: 3-8-2, tokai, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 143-0010
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