We’ve heard about the nuclear waste leaking into the pacific but very few of us have been affected. Now the FDA is quietly stepping in to ban 14 different japanese prefectures due to the 3 meltdowns in Fukushima. Shockingly enough fish from the nuclear waters are set to hit marketers soon. Meanwhile the Japanese government seems to not be worried in it’s own country.
Contrary to what Japan thinks about the radioactive seafood and other foods, The FDA is banning products from japan and released an alert. However, in a previous statement, the FDA reported that “there is no need to test Pacific fish for radioactivity.”
Here is a list of banned foods from the FDA website.
FDA Bans Foods From Japan
From June 1, 2012 to July 10, 2013 the Japanese Prime Minister ordered the addition of the following products to the group of products restricted from distribution into the market:
� wild mushrooms from the Aomori prefecture;
� wild aralia sprout, azuki bean, bamboo shouts, chestnuts, ostrich fern,
soybean, ume, giant butterbur, uwabamisou, Alaska Pollock, barfin flounder, black cow-tongue, black rockfish, braddblotched rockfish, brown hakeling, conger eel, fat greenling, flathead, flathead flounder, fox jacopever, goldeye rockfish, gurnard, halfbeak, black porgy, eel, seabass, littlemounth flounder, long shanny, marbled flounder, nibe croaker, northern sea urchin, ocellate spot skate, olive flounder, pacific cod, panther puffer, poacher, red tongue sole, ridged-eye flounder, rockfish (sebastes cheni), sea raven, shotted halibut, slime flounder, spotted halibut, starspotted smooth-hound, starry flounder, stone flounder, surfperch, venus clam, vermiculated puffer, cooper pheasant, green pheasant, hare, and spot-billed duck from the Fukushima prefecture;
� wild mushrooms, Salmon (landlocked)(excluding farm raised), whitespotted char(excluding farm raised), Bear meat, boar, cooper pheasant and vesison from the Gunma prefecture;
� ocellate spot skate, pacific cod, stone flounder from the Ibaraki prefecture;
� buckwheat, soybean, black porgy, seabass, bear meat, venison, and cooper pheasant from the Iwate prefecture;
� buckwheat, ostrich ferns, rice, soybean, ayu(excluding farm raised), Salmon (landlocked) (excluding farm raised), black porgy, and bear meat from the Miyagi prefecture;
� wild mushrooms from the Nagano prefecture;
� bear meat from the Niigata prefecture;
� wild mushrooms from the Saitama prefecture;
� wild mushrooms from Shizuoka prefectures;
� chestnut, wild ostrich fern, and whitespotted char(excluding farm raised) from the Tochigi prefecture;
� bear meat from the Yamagata prefecture; and
� wild mushrooms from the Yamanashi prefecture.This means no such products may lawfully be placed in the domestic or export markets.From June 1, 2012 to July 10, 2013 the Japanese Prime Minister also ordered the removal of the following products from the group of products restricted from distribution into the market:
� Tea leaves from the Chiba, Gumna, Kangawa, and Tochigi prefectures; and
� Pacific cod from the Iwate and Miyagi prefectures.
Yes that’s right, you did read that bear meat was banned (Eek) ! I think the best thing to do in this situation would be to just avoid products from japan all together. Make sure you check packaging, there’s more food imported then you think!! Even vegetables are considered a highly imported product.
Avoid the Glow,
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