Radiation testing to be performed for seafood in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Published Mar 15, 2022

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Gyeonggi Province recently announced that it will conduct radiation testing of seafood produced in the province throughout the year to ensure food safety.

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To this end, Gyeonggi-do Maritime and Fisheries Resources Research Institute conducts radiation safety inspections on aquaculture products year-round by visiting fish farms in the province from time to time, and collecting catches from consignment stores for seafood once or twice a month. This year's inspection target includes 50 items, including trout, blue crab, and clams. Inspection items are iodine (131I) and cesium (134Cs+137Cs), which must be within 100Bq/kg of each of the allowable standards to be judged ‘suitable’. Gyeonggi Province plans to conduct more than 250 tests this year. Radiation test results for seafood produced in Gyeonggi-do are published every two weeks on the research center's website. Previously, after the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan in 2011, the research institute purchased specialized inspection equipment in 2014 to secure the radiation safety of seafood produced in the province and has been continuously conducting radiation tests every year. ...
Source: Fisheco
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