Rosselkhoznadzor lifts ban on Japanese fish supply

The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) lifted, on July 16, the ban on the delivery of fish by 23 Japanese enterprises imposed after the 2011 Fukushima-1 NPP accident.

The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) lifted, on July 16, the ban on the delivery of fish by 23 Japanese enterprises imposed after the 2011 Fukushima-1 NPP accident.

The service said the decision was made after the IAEA mission held in February 2015 posted its preliminary report.

Rosselkhoznadzor also kept in mind the fact that the Aomori prefecture where the plants are located is rather far away from the Fukushima prefecture, the site of the damaged nuclear power plant.

The report said the imported products would need a veterinary certificate certified with a signature and a seal from the veterinary professional issuing the certificate. The supplement must indicate the results of the tests on the fish for radionuclides: cesium-137, cesium-134 and strontium-90.

The imported fish must also be tested for radiation safety in Russia within the state framework which monitors food quality and safety.

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