Message of President
President KIUCHI Takeshi
President of FAMIC
Incorporated Administrative Agency
Food and Agricultural Materials Inspection Center
Amid the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, people's life has undergone significant challenges and changes.In the 20th century as well, society and economy experienced dramatic upheavals after the black plague and Spanish flu.Despite these social changes, one of things that have remained intact could be people's desire for safe food.
As the government institution for inspection and analysis of food and agricultural production materials such as fertilizer, feed and agricultural chemicals, FAMIC has been committed to ensuring safety, quality and product labelling of those items.
We strongly believe the role of FAMIC will continue to serve for agricultural producers and consumers.
FAMIC was established in 2007 by merging three different inspection agencies, all of which had been created far back in 1940s: Center for Quality Control and Consumer Service, Fertilizer and Feed Inspection Service, and Agricultural Chemicals Inspection Station.
Center for Quality Control and Consumer Service started agricultural product export inspection after the Second World War, and conducted inspection and analysis for ensuring product quality and proper labelling, which later bore a due part in JAS (Japan Agricultural Standards) system in the framework of the government's consumer protection policy.
Fertilizer and Feed Inspection Service was responsible for ensuring quality and safety of fertilizer and feed in the circumstances of increased use of chemical fertilizer and feed additives.
Agricultural Chemicals Inspection Station, as Japan's sole organization for inspection and registration of agricultural chemicals, carried out the examination of quality and safety of agricultural chemicals.
Inheriting the above-mentioned technology and experience, and also embarking on the development of new analysis and inspection technology in response to ever-changing social circumstances and progress of science, FAMIC is determined to ensure food safety as well as confidence of producers and consumers.
Your understanding and support are highly appreciated.