Fukushima fish risk assessed

18 Oct 2012

This week the European Commission hosted an EU-Japan expert meeting to assess the risk to EU consumers of fish imported from the Pacific following the Fukushima accident.

All fish caught in Japanese waters are monitored on landing and before export and samples are also monitored on import to the EU.

The levels of contamination have dropped and the monitoring carried out by Japanese authorities has succeeded in keeping all contaminated fish off the market and no significant contamination has been measured on imports to the EU.

The analysis conducted by the Japanese fisheries agency, the French radioprotection services, the EU Joint Research Centre and the University of New York all showed that no fish caught outside Japanese waters will be contaminated to an extent that justifies continuing monitoring of imports.

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