Japan Anti-Vivisection Association calls for ban on animal tests that are not required by law
On 6 April, Asahi Group announced that they will not fund, conduct or commission animal tests that are not explicitly required by law in the field of food, beverages and cosmetics. However, in a meeting with JAVA, the company recognised that they are not banning animal testing for Food for specified health uses (FOSHU) and Food with function claims (FFC).
Animal testing for FOSHU and FFC is only required in Japanese law when the company does not have enough past experience or human data for their products. That is why Kikkoman, Yakult Honsha, NISSIN FOODS Group, FUJI OIL HOLDINGS and Kewpie already committed to ban these animal tests.
On March 24th, JAVA issued a “request form for the termination of animal testing in the fields of food and beverage, cosmetics and daily necessities” to the company's president. They expect a reply to their request by the end of May.
You can help JAVA by signing this petition.