The accident at the nuclear plant of Fukushima on 11 March 2011 has raised many questions regarding the contamination of food products, including fishery products, in relation to the discharge of contaminated water into the sea. Despite the European Union responding to this emergency by issuing Regulations that impose analytical controls on products from Japan, the spreading of alarmist information has created some concerns among consumers. The purpose of this work was to investigate how many fishery products coming from the area considered at risk, actually reach the European markets. The analyzed data show that imports from Japan represent only a small percentage in the Italian importexport context and that only few species are sold on our markets. Increased attention should instead be directed to those products that are caught in the ocean areas most at risk, but come from countries other than Japan.

I prodotti ittici dopo Fukushima: le garanzie di sicurezza per il consumatore comunitario

ARMANI, ANDREA;CASTIGLIEGO, LORENZO;GIANFALDONI, DANIELA;GUIDI, ALESSANDRA
2012

Abstract

The accident at the nuclear plant of Fukushima on 11 March 2011 has raised many questions regarding the contamination of food products, including fishery products, in relation to the discharge of contaminated water into the sea. Despite the European Union responding to this emergency by issuing Regulations that impose analytical controls on products from Japan, the spreading of alarmist information has created some concerns among consumers. The purpose of this work was to investigate how many fishery products coming from the area considered at risk, actually reach the European markets. The analyzed data show that imports from Japan represent only a small percentage in the Italian importexport context and that only few species are sold on our markets. Increased attention should instead be directed to those products that are caught in the ocean areas most at risk, but come from countries other than Japan.
Armani, Andrea; P., D’Amico; G., Gandini; Castigliego, Lorenzo; B., Betti; Gianfaldoni, Daniela; Guidi, Alessandra
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