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Opinion of the non-profit organization Communication Center for Food and Health Sciences (CCFHS)

- Japanese foods are safe with regard to radioactive nuclides pollution now ?

We are a non-profit organization promoting exchange and distribution of scientific information on food safety in Japan. Now, seven years have passed already after the Nuclear Power Plant Accident in Fukushima in 2011. We have been collecting and disseminating information on safety of foods regarding radionuclide pollution. Recent monitoring reports (attached see in the annex) tell us that foods produced in Fukushima, when tested, clears very stringent limits, established one year after the accident by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan. Similar reports are reported in the neighboring prefectures. We can identify that Japanese limits are one of the most stringent limits among those of various countries and concerned international bodies (see also the annex). To our regret, some people and countries are still worrying about safety of Japanese foods regarding radionuclide pollution.
Although people in Fukushima have many troubles after the accident, they have been struggling to recover their safe, ordinary lives through producing safe foods, and keeping their good community relationship. One of the good supports to the suffered people is to recognize the reality of current situations of safety of foods produced in Fukushima and neighboring prefectures, considering their efforts to recovery. It is imperative also not to forget establishing practical measures not to repeat this kind of tragedies anywhere in the world.

Attached: Recent Findings on Food Safety after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident
- Japanese foods are safe with radioactive nuclide pollution now -

(prepared by Jun Sekizawa, the president of the CCFHS: Communication Center for Food
and Health Sciences)
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