Japan’s National Diet, which is dominated by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, will vote on the issue of milk and egg paste in the coming days.
The issue has long been a sticking point in Japan, and the Diet’s majority has voted to prohibit it.
However, a ruling coalition of the ruling LDP, led by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, may allow milk paste for dairy products such as eggs, milk, and yoghurt.
It is likely to be the first time the issue has been put to a vote in a Diet chamber.
The proposal will be sent to the Diet for consideration on July 12, which could come as early as Thursday.
“It is a very important day to bring about a change in Japan’s attitude toward milk paste,” said Naoko Yoshida, an expert on the nutrition and health of Japanese people.
“In the meantime, we will continue to work to find solutions that will bring about the best possible environment for the future.”
The government is expected to take the matter up with the Diet this week.
However the issue is unlikely to be discussed at this Diet meeting, which takes place on July 11, after a meeting of the Diet on Tuesday and Wednesday.