JAS- Japanese third-party certification Body for Gluten-Free rice flour

A business operator that meets these standard can use JAS certification.

In Japan, the “JAS (JAPANESE AGRICULTURAL STANDARD )Production process management for non-gluten rice flour” started in October 2020 so that business operators can demonstrate their ability to control gluten content to less than 1 ppm in business transactions.

Business operators that have obtained this certification  are verified by Japanese third-party certification Body that they are producing non-gluten rice flour in compliance with the following requirements:

  • Control the gluten content of rice flour to less than 1ppm
  • Regularly verify whether the management method is appropriate
  • In addition, provisions of standards for facilities and equipment, employee education and training, etc.

With JAS certification, business operators can prove their high standard production process management that the gluten content in rice flour is reduced to less than 1 ppm , and can use the JAS Mark on their website, business cards, pamphlets and other publications.  

Overview of JAS Non-Gluten Rice Flour Production Process Management

To ensure that the final product’s gluten concentration is no more than one ng/g, the manufacturing process is monitored early on to look for contamination threats.

The Non-Gluten Rice Flour Production Process

Acceptance Of Raw Materials And Supplies

Ensure that the raw materials are not contaminated with wheat or other gluten-containing compounds when they arrive.


Methods for keeping raw materials and supplies gluten-free.


Keeping track of the cleaning and maintenance of industrial machinery and equipment.


Maintain a gluten content of less than 1 g/g. Make that the traceability system is working.

Requirements Of Producing Non-Gluten Rice Flour


Site and facility are designed, developed, and maintained to minimize the possibility of gluten contamination.

Equipment And Appliances

Used to keep gluten and other allergens out of the food supply.

Management Of Employees, Etc.

Non-gluten manufacturing process management, education, and training should be properly implemented.


To avoid gluten contamination, managers and officers in production management should be educated on the topic.

JAS certification may be used in B2B transactions and on the company’s website, flyers, and other marketing materials if the company meets specific requirements.