Food Safety
Online ISSN : 2187-8404
About the journal

Food Safety is a peer-reviewed open-access electronic online journal of English published quarterly by the Food Safety Commission of Japan (FSCJ). Since the first issue was published in December of 2013, this journal has been regularly published on broad fields of sciences on food-related risk assessments. The aim of the publication of Food Safety is to gather and disseminate scientific and technological information in the field of food safety on human health, and thereby facilitate the development of science and technology for risk assessments of foods. The journal publishes original articles, short communications, and reviews covering broad areas of food safety related to the risk assessment of foods as well as risk assessments conducted by FSCJ. The scope of Food Safety covers: (1) pathogenicity or toxicity of biological, physical, or chemical agents concerning food safety; (2) occurrence of biological, physical, or chemical agents in the food chain with emphasis on food safety; (3) epidemiology or control of food-borne illnesses; and (4) safety evaluation of novel foods  including nanomaterials, genetically modified organisms, etc. In addition to these areas, papers on the methodology of risk assessments concerning food safety are encouraged. We are grateful to the contributors for supporting the publication of the journal, which will advance the development of science and technology for food safety. This journal is assigned to Digital Object Identifier (DOI)-Cross Reference.

Published by Food Safety Commission, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan   

Our Editorial Team
Susumu Kumagai

Editor-in-Chief
The University of Tokyo

Since the first issue was published in December of 2013, four regular issues have been regularly published on J-STAGE in March, June, September, and December of each year. This journal is assigned to Digital Object Identifier (DOI)-Cross Reference. I greatly appreciate the authors, reviewers, and editorial board members for their enthusiastic and continued support for the publication. All the peer-reviewed articles in this five-year period have been submitted from Europe and the USA as well as Japan in line with our international journal policy. We look forward to receiving manuscripts within the scope of this journal from all around the world. Manuscripts presented at symposium or congress meetings are welcome to be published as original or review articles. The future success of our journal depends on authors of peer-reviewed articles. We are particularly grateful to the contributors for supporting the publication of the journal, which will advance the development of science and technology for food safety.
  • Yasushi Yamazoe

    Associate Editor
    Tohoku University

  • Shigeki Yamamoto

    Associate Editor
    Food Safety Commission of Japan

  • Toru Kawanishi

    Associate Editor
    Food Safety Commission of Japan

  • Midori Yoshida

    Associate Editor
    Food Safety Commission of Japan

  • Itsuko Horiguchi

    Associate Editor
    Food Safety Commission of Japan

  • Midori Kasai

    Associate Editor
    Food Safety Commission of Japan

  • Mitsuru Yoshida

    Associate Editor
    Food Safety Commission of Japan

  • Yasunobu Aoki

    Editor
    National Institute for Environmental Studies

  • Hiroaki Aoyama

    Editor
    The Institute of Environmental Toxicology, Japan

  • Satoshi Asano

    Editor
    International University of Health and Welfare, Japan

  • Ginji Endo

    Editor
    The Ohara Memorial Institute for Science of Labour, Japan

  • Yukihiro Goda

    Editor
    National Institute of Health Sciences, Japan

  • Ryuichi Hasegawa

    Editor
    Pharmaceuticals and medical Devices Agency, Japan

  • Akira Hiratsuka

    Editor
    Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science, Japan

  • Akihiko Hirose

    Editor
    National Institute of Health Sciences, Japan

  • Masao Horimoto

    Editor
    Chiba Institute of Science

  • Toshio Imai

    Editor
    National Cancer Center

  • Katsumi Imaida

    Editor
    Kagawa University, Japan

  • Anne-Katrine Lundebye

    Editor
    National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research, Norway

  • Kunitoshi Mitsumori

    Editor
    Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

  • Shigeru Miyazaki

    Editor
    Research Institute for Animal Science in Biochemistry and Toxicology, Japan

  • Hidehiro Mizusawa

    Editor
    National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Japan

  • Yousuke Murakami

    Editor
    Gifu University, Japan

  • Kasuke Nagano

    Editor
    Nagano Toxicologic-Pathology Consulting

  • Masato Naya

    Editor
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

  • Akiyoshi Nishikawa

    Editor
    National Institute of Health Sciences, Japan

  • Takehiko Nohmi

    Editor
    National Institute of Health Sciences, Japan

  • Takehiko Nohmi

    Editor
    Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development, Japan

  • Tomoyoshi Nozaki

    Editor
    National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan

  • Kumiko Ogawa

    Editor
    National Institute of Health Sciences, Japan

  • Nobuhiko Okabe

    Editor
    Kawasaki City Institute for Public Health

  • Atsushi Ono

    Editor
    Okayama University

  • Hiroshi Ozaki

    Editor
    University of Tokyo

  • Yoshihiro Ozeki

    Editor
    Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

  • Junzo Saegusa

    Editor
    Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Science

  • Jun-ichi Sawada

    Editor
    Pharmaceuticals and medical Devices Agency

  • Tsutomu Sekizaki

    Editor
    The University of Tokyo, Japan

  • Makoto Shibutani

    Editor
    Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

  • Makoto Shimizu

    Editor
    Tokyo University of Agriculture

  • Vittorio Silano

    Editor
    Medical School, II University of Rome, Italy

  • Tomotaka Sobue

    Editor
    Osaka University

  • Yoshiko Sugita-Konishi

    Editor
    Azabu University

  • Yutaka Tamura

    Editor
    Rakuno Gakuen University

  • Masahiro Tohkin

    Editor
    Nagoya City University

  • Hirokazu Tsubone

    Editor
    The University of Tokyo

  • Shuji Tsuda

    Editor
    Iwate Institute of environmental Health Sciences

  • Takashi Umemura

    Editor
    Yamazaki Gakuen University

  • Hans Verhagen

    Editor
    European Food Safety Authority, Italy

  • Hideki Wanibuchi

    Editor
    Osaka City University

  • Noriko Yamanaka

    Editor
    National Institute of Animal Health, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization

  • Jyoji Yamate

    Editor
    Osaka Prefecture University

  • Yasuhiro Yogo

    Editor
    National Agriculture and Food Research Organization

  • Tsuyoshi Yokoi

    Editor
    Nagoya University

  • Yasuhiro Yoshikawa

    Editor
    Chiba Institute of Science

  • Hitoshi Kodaira

    Managing Editor
    Editorial Office of Food Safety

  • Mari Kamogawa

    Staff
    Editorial Office of Food Safety

  • Miho Toba

    Staff
    Editorial Office of Food Safety

Subject Area
  • Biology, Life Sciences and Basic Medicine
  • Agriculture and Food Sciences
  • General Medicine, Social Medicine, and Nursing Sciences
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Nanosciences and Materials Sciences
  • Information Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Sciences
Other relevant information
  • TitleFood Safety
  • PublisherFood Safety Commission, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
  • AddressAkasaka Park Bld. 22nd F. Akasaka 5-2-20, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6122, Japan
  • Contact email addressfs-journal(at)cao.go.jp
  • URLhttp://www.fsc.go.jp/english/index.html
  • Tel03-6234-1122
  • FAX03-3584-7390
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