FDA and Fisheries Department assure fish from Fukushima safe for consumption

The Office of Food and Drug Administration and the Fisheries Department assured consumers that they don’t have to be worried with the fish imported from Japan’s Fukushima prefecture as they were strictly checked by officials concerned to make sure they are safe for consumption. A joint press conference was held this morning by FDA secretary-general Dr Wanchai Satayawutthipong and Mrs Umaporn Pimonbutr, deputy director-general of Fisheries Department to clear the air after a Japanese news report of fish from Fukushima prefecture where a nuclear reactor accident took place in 2011 were imported to Thailand and on sale at Japanese restaurants. Dr Wanchai said that the FDA and the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives had meted out measures for radiation-tainted non-processed food to be imported into the country that the total amount of radio-active isotopes such as iodine-131, cesium-134 and cesium-137 must not exceed 500 Bq/kg. Also, the importer of the...


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