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Taiwan suspends entire food import from Japan as of May 15, 2015.

【台湾、日本からの食品輸入すべて停止 協議物別れで15日から実施】

FOOD FIGHT? With Taipei’s new regulations on Japanese food imports set to go into effect tomorrow, questions regarding the enforcement of such rules remain unanswered

 

Taiwan suspends entire food import from Japan as of May 15, 2015.

Taiwan has banned food import from 5 prefectures since the accident in 2011.(Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Chiba)

Both countries could not reach an agreement on Taiwan’s tightened restriction over Japanese imported food –
1, origin of product to be labeled on all imported food products
2. radiation test result to be attached to 800 food products in 3 categories (baby foods, seafood, tea) from specified area (like Tokyo or Shizuoka) due to the “HIGH RISK” of contamination – and Taiwan decided to stop importing any food from Japan.

台湾当局が東京電力福島第1原発事故後に導入した日本の食品に対する輸入規制を強化する問題で、日台双方の窓口機関による協議が13日、台北市内で行われた。関係者によると協議は物別れに終わり、15日から日本からの食品輸入が全て停止することが確実になった。

協 議には、日本側から農林水産省や経済産業省の課長級も出席した。台湾は震災以降、福島など5県の食品の輸入を禁じており、(1)日本から出荷される全ての 食品に都道府県別の産地証明(2)東京都や静岡県など特定地域の水産品、茶類、乳幼児食品など3分類800品目超の「高リスク産品」に放射線検査証明-の 添付をそれぞれ求めている。
http://www.sankei.com/world/news/150514/wor1505140010-n1.html

Taiwan FDA test resutls 2011-2014
http://www.fda.gov.tw/upload/133/Content/2013111914051840175.pdf

Revised US FDA alert
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cms_ia/importalert_621.html

 

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May 14, 2015 - Posted by | Taiwan |

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for this and good for Taiwan. They should not allow Japan to dump their radioactive waste, in food or other form, upon Taiwan. Maybe others will learn from the Taiwanese government. Taiwan has kept the old 1998 US standard of 370 Bq/kg (Cs134-137), unless they have reduced it more. Apparently they have implemented enhanced screening. This shows that banning certain districts doesn’t work. The US allowed 370Bq/kg Cs 134-Cs 137 in 1998 and now it allows 1,200 Bq/kg for Cs 134-137 and over 1,500 Bq/kg total. Although China and Taiwan have generally superior standards, when compared to the US, and those like Australia and Canada who apparently follow the WHO-FAO-Codex rules with their 1,000 Bq/kg, their standards still allow dumping of contaminated food from Japan, unless they have tightened their laws or implement bans. Any protection in places like the US, Canada, Australia-New Zealand will have to come from Provincial or State governments. A lot on standards is here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2013/12/25/radioactive-reindeer/ https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/radioactive-reindeer-chernobyl-guinea-pigs-part-vii-of-a-series/ Members of the Codex: http://www.codexalimentarius.org/members-observers/members/en/?no_cache=1
    It seems that some ignore the Codex and make regs more protective (e.g. Europe, Japan, Taiwan) or less (US). An interesting point of comparison is that in May 1987, post Chernobyl, Sweden increased the radiation allowed in reindeer, game, and fresh water fish to 1,500 Bq/kg. In Norway, post Chernobyl, reindeer had between 8,000 Bq/kg in Aug and 46,000 Bq/kg in March. They are very far away from Chernobyl too. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2013/12/25/radioactive-reindeer/

    Comment by miningawareness | May 15, 2015 | Reply


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