Notice Concerning Rice-Derived Raw Ingredients

September 22, 2008

Notice Concerning Rice-Derived Raw Ingredients


Dear valued customer,

As you may be aware, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has issued a notice (Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau Compliance and Narcotics Division notice no. 0918004 and Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau Safety Division notice no. 0918001 dated September 18, 2008) about ensuring the quality and safety of pharmaceutical products made using rice-derived raw ingredients.

Accordingly, we would like to take this opportunity to assure you that no rice-derived ingredients are used in pharmaceutical gelatin capsules, HPMC capsules for medical use, or printing ink here at Qualicaps.

We would greatly appreciate your cooperation in passing the above message on to all relevant people at your company.

We look forward to your continued custom and use of high-quality Qualicaps products.


Yours sincerely,

Seinosuke Matsuura, Manager
Quality Assurance Department
Qualicaps Co., Ltd.