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Turkey ends restrictions on Japanese food imports imposed after Fukushima nuclear accident

  • February 23, 2018
  • , Yomiuri , p. 2
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The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) announced on Feb. 22 that Turkey has withdrawn its import restrictions on food products from Japan imposed after the accident at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2011.


Turkey had conducted its own inspections of Japanese agricultural and processed food products for radiation, but has decided to end this measure. According to MAFF, exports to Turkey consist mostly of livestock feed and mint extracts used for producing candies and chewing gum.


As many as 54 countries imposed import restrictions on Japanese food products after the Fukushima accident, but with Turkey lifting its ban, the number is now 27, or half of the initial figure.

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