The roundtable was part of the partnership between Ginnie Mae and JHFA
, which was formalized by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in January 2014.
According to JHFA
(2012), 47.8 percent of the new wooden houses built in 2012 used pressure-treated lumber, 23.5 percent used lumber coated by preservatives, and 25.8 percent used nontreated lumber for their dodai.
Note: Important public sources of information for this article include Japan Health Food and Nutrition Food Association and JHFA
reports, ifia Japan 2008 Show Guide and promotional materials from a range of ifia Japan 2008 attendees.
One product that failed testing carried the JHFA
seal (Japan Health Food & Nutrition Food), indicating that its quality had been checked and approved by an agency sanctioned by the Ministry of Health.
: The Japan Health Food Association (JHFA
), which is part of JHNFA, has developed with industry support 53 standards for various health foods, to try to maintain some semblance of order in this unruly part of the market.