Singapore lifts 9-year ban on Fukushima food products

The lifting of the ban on food products from Fukushima in Japan following the devastating tsunami and earthquake of 2011 will allow food products, including seafood and forest-gathered products, from areas within the prefecture, to be imported here.
The lifting of the ban on food products from Fukushima in Japan following the devastating tsunami and earthquake of 2011 will allow food products, including seafood and forest-gathered products, from areas within the prefecture, to be imported here.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

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Supermarket shelves in Singapore are once again stocked with food products from Fukushima, Japan. There was 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 and 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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 24, 2020, with the headline 'Singapore lifts 9-year ban on Fukushima food products'. Print Edition | Subscribe