Lower radionuclide limits on Japanese food

02 April 2012

The European Commission has published a new Regulation on the import of food from Japan, effective from 2 April 2012. Commission Implementing Regulation 284/2012 sets a new maximum limit for caesium-134 and caesium-137 in seafood of 100 Bq/kg. The previous level was 500 Bq/kg. There is no longer a maximum level for iodine-131 or for strontium, plutonium and americium. The declaration that has to be provided by the Japanese authorities has been amended to attest that the products comply with the legislation in force in Japan.

Commission Implementing Regulation 284/2012 is available from http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2012:092:0016:0023:EN:PDF

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