China Launches Daily Supervision of Japanese Food Imports
2011-April-12 Source: www.lifeofguangzhou.com
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From April 10, agricultural food and products from 12 places in Japan arriving in China will be examined for its chemical viscosity of radioactive materials on daily basis.

Researchers test sea water samples. (Guangzhou Daily)

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China (AQSIQ) made an announcement on March 24th in response to the accidental leak at Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. All province-level authorities have stopped the Quarantine and Import Applications of milk, vegetables and their products, fruit and marine life from Japan's Fukushima, Totigi, Gumma, Ibaraki and Chiba. Agricultural food from these five places arriving in China will be examined for its chemical viscosity of radioactive materials on daily basis. On April 10, foods from seven more places were forbidden, including Yamagata, Niigata, Nagano, Yamanashi, Saitama, Tokyo and Miyagi.In Guangdong, the choices of live and iced seafood have been decreased by half. Crab, greasyback shrimp, banana prawn, penaeus are rarely seen in the street markets. Prices of iced fish have a 30 percent increase. However prices of live river fish are stable.

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