Under ITO EN’s product traceability system for domestically grown raw materials, we check the cultivation control records of tea producers, paying particular attention to information concerning the use of agricultural chemicals. We have established a mechanism that makes it possible to ascertain product history to a level of detail that includes the production plant, production date, raw materials used, and cultivation data by tracing lot numbers recorded on green tea beverages delivered to consumers.
We pursue the same degree of detail for vegetable beverages made from raw materials produced overseas. To ensure that we use only safe raw materials that comply with Japanese laws and regulations, we examine certificates of compliance from our suppliers around the world regarding the cultivation, processing, and management of raw materials at production sites. These checks are performed by ITO EN staff dispatched to these sites to monitor the use of agricultural chemicals and check quality control systems.