It is harmful to write on twitter, so I write here.
I work for the Japan branch of a raw material manufacturer headquartered in Europe. Recently, Japanese law has changed, and HACCP has become mandatory and the positive list of packaging materials has been enacted. Therefore, a lot of inquiries come from food processing manufacturers in Japan. "Does your company support HACCP?" "Do you follow the positive packaging list?" Each time, I feel disappointed.
The reason is that both HACCP and the positive list have been promoted to global standards by FDA and EU , and Japan has always been behind. It is obvious that all EU companies have already responded and I feel wired and strange that Japanese companies check us about HACCP and positive list.
If you live in Japan, do business with only Japanese companies, and only look at Japanese laws, then something strange can happen.
We want to have more global perspective.
For that reason, We need to study English more.