Infant Formulas (Infant formulas in powdered form and Infant formulas in liquid form, the same hereafter) are regulated by Health Promotion Act (HPA) under the administration of Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA). Infant Formulas are classified as Food for Special Dietary Uses (FOSDU) by HPA and those products in that category are required to be permitted and registered by the authority. The definition of Infant Formulas in FOSDU is products “stating that the food is suitable as an alternative to breast milk, using medical and nutritional expressions”.
To sell Infant Formulas in Japan, those products must pass individual examination and be permitted by CAA. To obtain the permission, products must meet all of the following criteria;
Please refer to CAA webpage for details of each criteria.
Amazon restricts to list incompliant Infant Formulas products as well as confusing with those products on our website. Infant Formulas products must be permitted and registered by CAA, thus we suppress scoped products without permission. Please understand and cooperate with this program. For questions regarding this program, please contact us from the address below;
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We are sorry but Amazon is not providing counsel for obtaining the permission. Please consult your own legal counsel.
We are very sorry for the wrong suppression. Please state that issue in your reply with reasons why your product is not regarded as an Infant Formula product.
A3) Basically it is not necessary to do that. When you are listing multiple ASINs, not all ASINs should be scoped in this program. However if you are listing multiple of quite similar ASINs and received a message mentioning only a part of them, it would be appreciated if you reply to the message with that information.
The definition of Infant Formula is the food “stating that the food is suitable as an alternative to breast milk, using medical and nutritional expressions”. Please refer to the CAA webpage for more information.