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China will not import seafood from Japan due to its high risk of contamination

Date: June 19, 2024 Time: 19:58:27

China will not import Japanese aquatic products as of today, Thursday, August 24, 2023, as reported by the General Administration of Customs of the Asian giant. This flow of international trade is paralyzed to avoid possible contamination.

As reported by the Chinese authorities, the intention of this measure is “to prevent the risk of radioactive contamination of Japanese aquatic products”, since they suspect that the Pacific waters near the Japanese country may be affected by “contaminated water from the Accidented Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.

The suspension will be effective for all products of marine origin with which the two countries currently trade, which may be contaminated. Therefore, this measure will stop the importation of fish, shellfish, molluscs, crustaceans and algae.

Fukushima water discharge

According to Chinese Customs, the Chinese government assessed “the risk of radioactive contamination in Japanese aquatic products” and “intensified control measures” for products imported from the Japanese country.

The Chinese organization adds that “the Japanese government ignored the strong questioning and opposition of the international community and unilaterally launched the discharge of contaminated water from Fukushima on August 24.”

The Chinese authority will continue to “monitor the water spill situation” and adjust control measures “as necessary” to “protect the health and food safety” of its citizens. Meanwhile, the Asian giant’s Foreign Ministry today described Japan as “selfish” and “irresponsible” for the spill.

Since 2011, China has maintained a ban on importing food from a dozen of the 47 prefectures that make up the island nation, including Fukushima, and “strictly” reviewed all documentation of food arriving from other parts. from Japan, especially in the case of aquatic products such as shellfish.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
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