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Singapore reviewing restrictions on Fukushima food imports

Staff writer |
Following on from the EU relaxing their regulation of food imports from Fukushima prefecture, Singapore is also reviewing whether to ease curbs on food imports from the area.

Visiting Japanese Agriculture Minister Hiroshi Moriyama had requested that Singapore ease these restrictions during talks there with National Development Minister Lawrence Wong.

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said it was reviewing the restrictions. A spokesman said: "The AVA will adopt a science-based approach in its assessment, with food safety for Singaporeans as the key priority."

As part of its review of Japan's request, it is studying the EU's import conditions, the AVA added.

The AVA banned the import of some food products from 11 prefectures after the Fukushima incident.

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