Local sales of Japanese seafood dropped slightly in Singapore; customers are concerned about nuclear water discharge into the sea but believe in scientific evidence

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Published Feb 6, 2024

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Concerns over Japan's discharge of nuclear treatment water into the sea have led to a slight decline in the price and sales of Japanese seafood in Singapore. However, the Singapore Food Agency assures that no imported food from Japan has been found to contain nuclear radiation since 2013. Despite the concerns, many customers continue to purchase Japanese seafood, with a significant number inquiring about the product's production timeline. The price of seafood imported from Japan, such as large scallops, has decreased by about 10% compared to last year, and overall sales volume has dropped by 15%, partly due to the weakening of the Japanese yen exchange rate.
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"The can of abalone you chose was produced before the "discharge of the sea" last year." Li Huili (50 years old), the owner of Long Siang Ginseng and Bird's Nest Shop in Bukit Batok, saw that the reporter was interested in a Japanese abalone in clear soup priced at NT$20, so she took the initiative to introduce it. During the conversation, she told reporters that this store has been in business for 23 years. The sales of Japanese seafood this year are similar to last year. However, many customers are particularly concerned about the recent discharge of Japanese nuclear treatment water into the sea when purchasing, so they took the initiative to The reporter stated the production date. Shopping for seafood during the New Year is a tradition for many local families. In the busy Victoria Wholesale Center, all kinds of seafood are available, from sea cucumbers priced at 600 yuan per kilogram to fish maw priced at more than 1,000 yuan, and a can of Mexican abalone priced at more than ...
Source: Zaobao
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