Singapore lifts 9-year ban on food products from Fukushima following nuclear plant accident

The Singapore Food Authority has lifted a nine-year ban on food products from Fukushima.
The Singapore Food Authority has lifted a nine-year ban on food products from Fukushima.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

SINGAPORE - Supermarket shelves in Singapore are once again stocked with food products from Fukushima, Japan, after a nine-year hiatus following the nuclear plant meltdown in the prefecture after the devastating tsunami and earthquake of 2011.

The ban on the import of all food items, from peaches to sake to fish, from the prefecture was lifted last month, marking the end of a series of import controls on produce from across Japan, including Tokyo, Kanagawa and Shizuoka over the past decade.

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