RE: Testing of Japanese Food Imports for Radionuclides01.06.2011
14 April 2011
Dear Value Customers,
RE: Testing of Japanese Food Imports for Radionuclides
We have received another update on 12/April/2011 about test requirements for the Japanese food import and would like to share it with you.
The Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) had not changed the type of foods subject to testing, but had extended the selection of Japanese prefectures for testing to include CHIBA, SHIZUOKA, NIIGATA, KANAGAWA, TOKYO, YAMAGATA, SAITAMA, NAGANO & MIYAGI.
For food products coming from this new selection of prefectures, except CHIBA, the testing will be required ONLY for Vegetables (fresh, frozen and dried). For the other prefectures, FUKUSHIMA, GUNMA, IBARAKI, TOCHIGI & CHIBA, testing will be required for SEAWEED, SEAFOOD, FRUIT, VEGETABLES (fresh, frozen & dried) & MILK (fresh and dried).
Our product range would not be subjected to the testing by this new update. Therefore, we anticipate no disruption to our import and distribution. We are still confident that we are providing you with the SAFE products imported from Japan. We will continue to providing you at request with a “Certificate of Food Safety”. Please do not hesitate to contact myself directly by phone or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Following are the web-link for your further information about this update,
DAFF Imported Food Notice – http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis/import/food/notices/2009/2011/ifn-05-11
Constant Updates are also available on our ICHIBA JUNCTION – http://www.ichibajunction.com.au/
Daiwa Food Corp. Pty. Ltd.