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U.S. relaxes restrictions on dairy imports from regions affected by Fukushima accident

  • September 26, 2017
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri evening edition
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Tuesday evening’s Yomiuri and Mainichi wrote that Agriculture Minister Saito told a news conference on Tuesday that the U.S. has partially relaxed its import restrictions on milk and dairy products from five prefectures in eastern Japan that have been in place since the nuclear accident in Fukushima in 2011. The move makes it no longer necessary for Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Tochigi, and Gunma Prefectures to attach papers certifying that their products do not violate U.S. food safety standards. However, the import ban will remain in place for raw milk and milk products from certain parts of Fukushima that are prohibited from producing raw milk by the Japanese government.

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