“According to Import Alert 99 – 33 issued by US FDA , a list of Japanese food will be banned”
These restrictions by the FDA comes amidst recent scandals (mislabeling, paperworks falsified etc …) and warrantedaccusations by Taiwan that the FDA is continually covering imports of radioactive food.
Pressure is on … specially since the LDP is spending billions of Yens to promote their myth of safety to the international market and unaware consumers. More on this in my next post. The FDA have always banned a few items … a couple of Fish variety here and there … but usually lifted their bans a couple of months after. But this extensive list of products is definitely related to their attempt sell mislabeled and radioactive food to its neighbors! Which is a very stupid intent to begin with since its a constant cat fight between China and Japan – so of course they are going to check.
Districts may detain, without physical examination, the specified products from firms in the 福島県 Fukushima, 青森県 Aomori, 千葉県 Chiba, 群馬県Gumna, 茨城県 Ibaraki, 岩手県 Iwate, 宮城 県 Miyagi, 長野県 Nagano, 新潟県 Niigata, 埼玉県 Saitama, 静岡県 Shizuoka, 栃木県Tochigi, 山形県Yamagata and 山梨県 Yamanashi prefectures.
The United States has recently tightened restriction of food import from Japan. According to Import Alert 99-33 issued by US FDA, a list of Japanese food will be banned unless they pass physical examination. It includes milk, butter, milk-based infant formula, and other milk products, vegetables and vegetable products, rice and whole grain, fish, meat and poultry, venus clam, sea urchin, yuzu fruit and Kiwi fruit. ” FAD indicates that revision to this import alert is due to radionuclide contamination. COMPLETE LIST TO FOLLOW
FDA says it will continue consultation with Japanese government to ensure products from the affected prefectures do not pose a health risk to US consumers. FDA will continue monitoring the public health risks due to radionuclide contamination, and when appropriate will remove the Import Alert and resume routine coverage of entries.
COMPLETE LIST of products from the indicated prefectures:
青森県 AOMORI PREFECTURE: Wild Mushrooms
千葉県 CHIBA PREFECTURE: Shitake mushrooms; Bamboo shoots; Common Carp; Sliver Crucian Carp, Eel, Boar
福島県 FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE: Raw Milk; Wild Aralia Sprout; Azuki Bean; Bamboo Shoot; Non-head type leafy vegetables (i.e. Japanese Mustard, Spinach (Komatsuna), Garland Chrysanthemum, Qing-geng-cai, Potherb Mustard (Mizuna), Leaf Lettuce (red), Spinach and other non-heading leafy vegetables); Head type leafy vegetables (i.e. Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage and Lettuce); Flower head brassicas Vegetables (i.e. Broccoli and Cauliflower); Chestnuts; Wild Japanese Butterbur Scrape; Japanese Royal Fern; Kiwi Fruit; Koshiabura (wild tree sprout); Log-grown Shitake mushrooms; Log-grown Pholiota Nameko (outdoor cultivation), Mushroom; Ostrich Fern; Pteridium Aquilinum (bracken fern); Rice; Soybean; Turnips, Ume; Giant Butterbur; Uwabamisou; Yuzu Fruit; Alaska Pollock; Ayu (excluding farm raised); Barfin Flounder; Black cow-tongue; Black rockfish; Brass blotched rockfish; Brown hakeling; Salmon (landlocked) (excluding farm raised); Common Carp(excluding farm raised); Conger Eel; Fat Greenling; Flathead; Fox Jacopever; Goldeye rockfish; Black Porgy; Dace; Eel; Sandlance (excluding juvenile); Seabass; Long Shanny; Marbled Flounder; Nibe Croaker; Ocellate Spot Skate; Olive Flounder; Panther Puffer; Poacher; Red Tongue Sole; Ridged-eye Flounder; Rockfish (Sebastes cheni); Scorpion Fish, Sea Raven; Shotted Halibut; Slime Flounder; Spotted Halibut; Starry Flounder; Stone Flounder; Surfperch; Venus Clam; Vermiculated Puffer; Whitespotted Char (excluding farm raised); Bear meat; Beef; Boar; Cooper Pheasant; Green Pheasant; Hare Meat; Spot-Billed Duck
群馬県 GUMNA PREFECTURE: Wild Mushrooms; Salmon (landlocked) (excluding farm raised); Whitespotted Char (excluding farm raised); Bear meat; Boar; Copper Pheasant; Venison;
茨城県 IBARAKI PREFECTURE: Log-grown Shitake mushrooms; Bamboo shoots; Koshiabura (wild tree sprout); Seabass; Eel; Rockfish; Ocellate Spot Skate; Channel Catfish(excluding farm raised); Stone Flounder; Boar
岩手県 IWATE PREFECTURE: Bamboo shoots; Log-grown Brick-cap mushrooms (outdoor cultivation), Log-grown Shitake mushrooms; Log-grown Pholiota, Nameko (outdoor cultivation), Wild Mushrooms; Wild Japanese parsley; Royal fern; Koshiabura (wild tree sprout); Pteridium aquilinum (bracken fern); Soybean; Black Porgy; Seabass; Whitespotted Char(excluding farm raised); Bear meat; Beef; Venison; Cooper Pheasant
宮城 県 MIYAGI PREFECTURE: Royal Fern; Bamboo Shoots; Koshiabura (wild tree sprout); Wild Araila Sprout, Ostrich Ferns; Rice; Log-grown Shitake mushrooms(outdoor cultivation); Wild Mushrooms; Soybean; Ayu(excluding farm raised); Salmon (landlocked) (excluding farm raised); Black Porgy; Dace; Seabass; Whitespotted Char (excluding farm raised); Beef; Bear Meat; Boar meat
長野県 NAGANO PREFECTURE: Wild Mushrooms, Koshisabura
新潟県 NIIGATA PREFECTURE: Bear Meat
埼玉県 SAITAMA PREFECTURE: Wild Mushrooms
静岡県 SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE: Wild Mushrooms
栃木県 TOCHIGI PREFECTURE: Wild Aralai Sprouts; Bamboo Shoots; Chestnuts; Wild Japanese Peppers; Wild Royal Fern; Koshiabura (wild tree sprout); Wild Pteridium aquilinum (bracken fern); Wild Ostrich Ferns; Log-grown Brick-cap mushrooms (outdoor cultivation), Log-grown Shitake mushrooms; Log-grown Pholiota Nameko (outdoor cultivation), Wild Mushrooms; Whitespotted Char (excluding farm raised); Beef; Boar meat; Venison
山形県 YAMAGATA PREFECTURE: Bear Meat
山梨県 YAMANASHI PREFECTURE: Wild Mushrooms
I HAVE NOT POSTED THIS LIST TO INSTIGATE FEAR BUT RATHER TO INFORM SO YOU MAY ACT ACCORDINGLY. THERE IS A GREAT SITE DEDICATED TO FOOD SAFETY AND MEASUREMENTS WHICH I RECOMMEND —-> WHITE FOOD @ http://www.whitefood.co.jp
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