Japanese food imports restricted
Published 26/03/2011 | 05:00
IRELAND will be restricting food imports from Japan because of concerns about radioactivity levels, writes Aideen Sheehan.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) said that, in line with the rest of Europe, Ireland will impose new regulations on food and feedstuffs coming from Japan.
Food from the regions most affected will have to be tested for radioactivity before leaving Japan and will be subject to further random tests on arrival in the European Union.
However, there is very little food from Japan imported to Ireland, so the measures will not have a big impact on consumers here, said FSAI Chief Executive Alan Reilly.