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MEASURES AGAINST JAPANESE FOOD
입력 2019.08.22 (14:58) 수정 2019.08.22 (16:46) News Today
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[Anchor Lead]

As Koreans grew increasingly concerned about the radioactive materials detected in Japanese food imports, the Korean government has decided to toughen safety tests on imported food. Imported food items that had been detected with even minuscule amounts of radioactive materials will be subjected to twice as many tests.

[Pkg]

Here in the nation, there's growing concern over radioactive contamination of food imports from Japan.

[Soundbite] LEE GEON-WUK(GYEONGGI-DO RESIDENT) : "I only buy domestic products because of the radioactivity. We should avoid Japanese food imports."

This is why the Korean government has come up with countermeasures. Tougher tests will be conducted on imported food items with records of having been returned to the country of origin in the past five years due to presence of radioactive materials. The food items facing tougher inspections are all from Japan. Tests will be carried out on 17 products, including 10 processed foods, such as instant coffee and tea, three agricultural products like blueberries, as well as food additives and health supplements.

[Soundbite] LEE SEUNG-YONG(MINISTRY OF FOOD AND DRUG SAFETY) : "We plan to conduct more thorough tests on imported foods by collecting twice as much samples from the food items that were sent back in the past five years because of radioactive materials."

In the past, radioactive level test was done on a one-kilogram sample taken for each manufactured date. But from now on, one-kilo samples will be taken twice to undergo two rounds of testing. The aim is to heighten accuracy by increasing test samples. Since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster, the Korean government has been banning imports of seafood from 8 Japanese prefectures and 27 agricultural products from 14 prefectures. For other food imports even a very low level of radioactivity detected means they have to be sent back. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety assured that imported foods that have been detected with radioactive substances have never been sold in local markets.
  • MEASURES AGAINST JAPANESE FOOD
    • 입력 2019-08-22 15:01:12
    • 수정2019-08-22 16:46:24
    News Today
[Anchor Lead]

As Koreans grew increasingly concerned about the radioactive materials detected in Japanese food imports, the Korean government has decided to toughen safety tests on imported food. Imported food items that had been detected with even minuscule amounts of radioactive materials will be subjected to twice as many tests.

[Pkg]

Here in the nation, there's growing concern over radioactive contamination of food imports from Japan.

[Soundbite] LEE GEON-WUK(GYEONGGI-DO RESIDENT) : "I only buy domestic products because of the radioactivity. We should avoid Japanese food imports."

This is why the Korean government has come up with countermeasures. Tougher tests will be conducted on imported food items with records of having been returned to the country of origin in the past five years due to presence of radioactive materials. The food items facing tougher inspections are all from Japan. Tests will be carried out on 17 products, including 10 processed foods, such as instant coffee and tea, three agricultural products like blueberries, as well as food additives and health supplements.

[Soundbite] LEE SEUNG-YONG(MINISTRY OF FOOD AND DRUG SAFETY) : "We plan to conduct more thorough tests on imported foods by collecting twice as much samples from the food items that were sent back in the past five years because of radioactive materials."

In the past, radioactive level test was done on a one-kilogram sample taken for each manufactured date. But from now on, one-kilo samples will be taken twice to undergo two rounds of testing. The aim is to heighten accuracy by increasing test samples. Since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster, the Korean government has been banning imports of seafood from 8 Japanese prefectures and 27 agricultural products from 14 prefectures. For other food imports even a very low level of radioactivity detected means they have to be sent back. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety assured that imported foods that have been detected with radioactive substances have never been sold in local markets.
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