Preventive controls on plant/animal products, food imports from Japan

The Hellenic Atomic Energy Commission (EEAE) on Friday urged all Greeks in Japan to distance themselves to a radius of at least 80 kilometers from Fukushima, where the Daichi nuclear power plant is located, and announced that it is proceeding with radiology checks at Athens International Airport on all arrivals from Japan, while it also recommended to Greeks to refrain from travel to Japan.

The Greek finance ministry, in turn, called for radioactivity testing on all foodstuffs and animal feed imported from Japan, in a circular sent Thursday to the relevant services and market agencies, in order to prevent the introduction of contaminated products into the food chain in Greece, while health deputy minister Christos Aidonis announced the commencement of preventive testing of all animal and plant products imported from Japan.

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