Russia lifts ban on fish imports from Japan’s Aomori

The ban was in place since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.

The Russian Federal veterinary and phytosanitary watchdog (Rosselkhoznadzor) lifted a ban on fish imports from 23 companies based in the Aomori Prefecture in Japan. 

The ban was in place since the  2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. The Russian authrities decided to lift the  ban after studying the results of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission held in February 2015. 

According to Rosselkhoznadzor, the imported products should carry a veterinary health certificate that includes Caesium-137, Caesium-134, Strontium-90 radionuclides test results.

The news was based on article published in Russian by ZR Press

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