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Update of “Request for shipment restraint and other measures” (lifting restrictions on some products) (September 20)

MAFF organized information as below on designated areas and products which showed radioactive substances over the provisional regulation value and are under shipment restraint, based on the announcement by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) and each prefectural government. Please reconfirm information on the website of MHLW and each prefectural government to be sure when you conduct business by way of precaution.  

The situations of “Request for shipment restraint and other measures” (As of September 20, 2011)

I. Vegetables

1. Products subject to request of shipment/intake restraint 

Designated Areas Designated Products
shipment intake
Fukushima Prefecture Tamura city (only the district within 20km radius of Fukushima Nuclear Power Station), Minamisoma city (only the district within 20km radius of Fukushima Nuclear Power Station, Haramachi-ku Takanokura-ji Suketsune/Fukiyatouge/Nanakyoku/Mori/Garekimori, Haramachi-ku Baba-ji Godaisan/Yokogawa/Yakushidake, Haramachi-ku Katakura-ji Namedzu, Haramachi-ku Ohara-ji Wadajo), Kawamata town (the Yamakiya district only), Hirono town, Naraha town, Tomioka Town, Okuma town, Futaba town, Namie town, Kawauchi village, Katsurao village and Iitate village Non-heading leafy vegetables Non-heading leafy vegetables
Non-heading leafy vegetables
(Spinach, Komatsuna , Kakina, Colza, Chijirena, Kousaitai, Kukitachina, Kaburena, Shinobufuyuna, Santousai, Bekana, Non-heading leafy Hakusai(non-heading leafy Chinese cabbage), Chingensai, Pakuchoi, Taasai, Takana, Katsuona, Mustard greens, Mizuna, Taisai, Saradana, Lollo rosso (Sunny lettuce), Shungiku, Swiss chard,
Nabana, Saishin, Autumn Poem, Kai-lan (Chinese Kale), Tsubomina, Mizukakena, Kale, Shirona, Sendai-yukina, Senpousai, Nozawana, Benrina, Yamagata-midorina, Wasabina, Sanchu, Petit veil , Urui, Hatake-Wasabi, Hana-Wasabi, Watercress, Arugula, Shephard’s purse, Iceplant, Hadaikon, Japanese butterbur, etc.) 
  
Non-heading leafy vegetables
(Spinach, Komatsuna , Kakina, Colza, Chijirena, Kousaitai, Kukitachina, Kaburena, Shinobufuyuna, Santousai, Bekana, Non-heading leafy Hakusai(non-heading leafy Chinese cabbage), Chingensai, Pakuchoi, Taasai, Takana, Katsuona, Mustard greens, Mizuna, Taisai, Saradana, Lollo rosso (Sunny lettuce), Shungiku, Swiss chard,
Nabana, Saishin, Autumn Poem, Kai-lan (Chinese Kale), Tsubomina, Mizukakena, Kale, Shirona, Sendai-yukina, Senpousai, Nozawana, Benrina, Yamagata-midorina, Wasabina, Sanchu, Petit veil , Urui, Hatake-Wasabi, Hana-Wasabi, Watercress, Arugula, Shephard’s purse, Iceplant, Hadaikon, Japanese butterbur, etc.)
 
Tamura city (only the district within 20km radius of Fukushima Nuclear Power Station), Minamisoma city (only the district within 20km radius of Fukushima Nuclear Power Station, Haramachi-ku Takanokura-ji Suketsune/Fukiyatouge/Nanakyoku/Mori/Garekimori, Haramachi-ku Baba-ji Godaisan/Yokogawa/Yakushidake, Haramachi-ku Katakura-ji Namedzu, Haramachi-ku Ohara-ji Wadajo), Kawamata town (the Yamakiya district only), Hirono town, Naraha town, Tomioka Town, Okuma town, Futaba town, Namie town, Kawauchi village, Katsurao village and Iitate village Heading leafy vegetables (Cabbage, Hakusai (Chinese cabbage), Heading lettuce, Brussels sprout etc.) Heading leafy vegetables (Cabbage, Hakusai (Chinese cabbage), Heading lettuce, Brussels sprout etc.)
Tamura city (only the district within 20km radius of Fukushima Nuclear Power Station), Minamisoma city (only the district within 20km radius of Fukushima Nuclear Power Station, Haramachi-ku Takanokura-ji Suketsune/Fukiyatouge/Nanakyoku/Mori/Garekimori, Haramachi-ku Baba-ji Godaisan/Yokogawa/Yakushidake, Haramachi-ku Katakura-ji Namedzu, Haramachi-ku Ohara-ji Wadajo), Kawamata town (the Yamakiya district only), Hirono town, Naraha town, Tomioka Town, Okuma town, Futaba town, Namie town, Kawauchi village, Katsurao village and Iitate village  Bud vegetables belonging to brassicaceae (Broccoli, Cauliflower, Stick Broccoli etc.) Bud vegetables belonging to brassicaceae (Broccoli, Cauliflower, Stick Broccoli etc.)
Tamura city (only the district within 20km radius of Fukushima Nuclear Power Station), Minamisoma city (only the district within 20km radius of Fukushima Nuclear Power Station, Haramachi-ku Takanokura-ji Suketsune/Fukiyatouge/Nanakyoku/Mori/Garekimori, Haramachi-ku Baba-ji Godaisan/Yokogawa/Yakushidake, Haramachi-ku Katakura-ji Namedzu, Haramachi-ku Ohara-ji Wadajo), Kawamata town (the Yamakiya district only), Hirono town, Naraha town, Tomioka Town, Okuma town, Futaba town, Namie town, Kawauchi village, Katsurao village and Iitate village Kabu (turnip) (Ko-Kabu, Aka-Kabu, Shogoin-Kabu etc)  
Iitate village, Date city, Soma city, Minamisoma city, Tamura city (only the district of within 20km radius of Fukushima Nuclear Power Station), Kawamata town, Namie town, Futaba town, Ookuma town, Tomioka town, Naraha town, Hirono town, Katsurao village, Kawauchi village (only the district within 20km radius of Fukushima Nuclear Power Station), Fukushima city and Motomiya city Shiitake mushroom grown on Raw Log (Open Field) Shiitake mushroom grown on Raw Log (Open Field) (only produced in Iitate village)
Date city, Soma city, Minamisoma city, Kawamata town, Motomiya city, Miharu town, Tenei village, Koori town, Kunimi town and Nishigo village Bamboo shoots  
Fukushima city and Koori town Matteuccia struthiopteris (Kogomi) (Open Field)  
 Fukushima city, Date city ,Soma city, Minamisoma city and Koori town  Prunus mume (Japanese plum)  
Date city, Motomiya city, and Shinchi town  Shiitake mushroom grown on Raw Log (Mushroom growing facilities)  
 Fukushima city and Minamisoma city  Yuzu

 

Fukushima city, Nihonmatsu city, Date city, Motomiya city, Koriyama city, Sukagawa city, Tamura city, Shirakawa city, Soma city, Minamisoma city, Iwaki city, Koori town, Kunimi town, Kawamata town, Kagamiishi town, Ishikawa town, Asakawa town, Furudono town, Miharu town, Ono town, Yabuki town, Tanagura town, Yamatsuri town, Hanawa town, Inawashiro town, Hirono town, Naraha town, Tomioka Town, Okuma town, Futaba town, Namie town, Shinchi town, Otama village, Tenei village, Tamakawa village, Hirata village, Nishigo village, Izumizaki village, Nakajima village, Samegawa village, Kawauchi village, Katsurao village and Iitate village Wild mushrooms (mycorrhizal fungi) Wild mushrooms (only picked at Iwaki city and Tanagura town)

2. Products subject to voluntary restraint of shipment

Fukushima Prefecture

Minamisoma city


Soma city

Loquat


Nameko mushroom grown on Raw Log (Open Field)

 

  Minamisoma city and Date city Japanese chestnut
 Ibaraki Prefecture Takahagi city Wild mushrooms (mycorrhizal fungi) (voluntary restraint of picking and shipping)
     

 

II. Fish products

1. Products subject to request of shipment/intake restrain

Designated Areas Designated Products
shipment intake
Fukushima Prefecture the marine area Young Ammodytes personatus (Konago) Young Ammodytes personatus (Konago)
  Lake Akimoto, Lake Hibara, Lake Onogawa and rivers flowing into these lakes as well as River Nagase (only the upper stream from the meeting point of River Su), River Abukuma flowing in Fukushima prefecture (including side streams) and River Mano (including side streams) Yamame (a kind of trout) (except for those cultured)  
  River Mano (including side streams) and the downstream of Shinobu Dam (including side streams) which is the part of Abukuma River flowing in Fukushima prefecture Tribolodon hakonensis (Japanese dace)  
  River Mano (including side streams), Niida River (including side streams) and the downstream of Shinobu Dam (including side streams) which is the part of Abukuma River flowing in Fukushima prefecture Plecoglossus altivelis (Japanese trout) (except for those cultured)  

 

2. Products subject to voluntary restraint of shipment

Designated Areas                                      Designated Products

                                                                       shipment               intake 

Ibaraki Prefecture

Marine area of Ibaraki prefecture

Young Ammodytes personatus (Konago), Physiculus maximowiczi (brown hakeling)

Fukushima Prefecture

Lake Akimoto, Lake Hibara, Lake Onogawa and rivers flowing into these lakes as well as River Nagase (only the upper stream from the meeting point of River Su), River Abukuma flowing in Fukushima prefecture (including side streams) and both main streams and side streams of River Mano

Yamame (a kind of trout) (in addition to the shipment restraint, voluntary restraint of catching is requested.)

River Mano (including side streams) and the downstream of Shinobu Dam (including side streams) which is the part of Abukuma River flowing in Fukushima prefecture

Tribolodon hakonensis (Japanese dace) (in addition to the shipment restraint, voluntary restraint of catching is requested.)

Both main streams and side streams of River Abukuma flowing in Fukushima city

Salvelinus pluvius (mountain trout) (voluntary restraint of catching)

Both main streams and side streams of River Mano flowing in Fukushima prefecture

Mokuzugani (a kind of crab) (voluntary restraint of catching)

River Mano (including side streams), Niida River (including side streams) and the downstream of Shinobu Dam (including side streams) which is the part of Abukuma River flowing in Fukushima prefecture

Plecoglossus altivelis (Japanese trout)(in addition to the shipment restraint, voluntary restraint of catching is requested.)

Kawauchi village

Honmokoro (cultured)

Gunma Prefecture

Akagioonuma

Hypomesus olidus (lake smelt), Tribolodon hakonensis (Japanese dace), Cyprinus carpio (carp), Trout (voluntary restraint of catching)

Lake Akaya, Lake Fujiwara, Lake Okutone, Lake Sonohara, Maru Swamp, and Kondo Swamp, Lake Haruna and Lake Kusaki

Hypomesus olidus (lake smelt) (voluntary restraint of catching)

  ※The whole fishing operation at the marine area of Fukushima prefecture is voluntarily restrained based on the decision of the chief meeting of fisheries cooperatives in Fukushima prefecture.

III. Livestock products

1. Products subject to request of shipment/intake restraint

Designated Areas Designated Products
shipment intake
Fukushima Prefecture The districts except for Fukushima city, Nihonmatsu city, Date city, Motomiya city, Koriyama city, Sukagawa city, Tamura city (except for the district within 20km radius of Fukushima Nuclear Power Station), Shirakawa city, Kitakata city, Soma city, Minamisoma city (except for the district within 20km radius of Fukushima Nuclear Power Station, Haramachi-ku Takanokura-ji Suketsune/Fukiyatouge/Nanakyoku/Mori/Garekimori, Haramachi-ku Baba-ji Godaisan/Yokogawa/Yakushidake, Haramachi-ku Katakura-ji Namedzu, Haramachi-ku Ohara-ji Wadajo) , Iwaki city, Kunimi town, Kawamata town (except for Yamakiya district), Kagamiishi town, Ishikawa town, Asakawa town, Furudono town, Miharu town, Ono town, Yabuki town, Yamatsuri town, Hanawa town, Bandai town, Inawashiro town, Mishima town, Aizumisato town, Shimogo town, Minamiaizu town, Shinchi town, Otama village, Hirata village, Nishigo village, Izumizaki village, Nakajima village, Samegawa village and Kawauchi village (except for the district within 20km radius of Fukushima Nuclear Power Station) Raw milk  
  The whole area

Cattle (moving from other prefecture (except for those less than 12 months old) and shipping to slaughterhouses)
※Except for cattle controlled under the shipment and inspection policy set by the Fukushima prefectural government

 
Miyagi Prefecture The whole area

Cattle (moving from other prefecture (except for those less than 12 months old) and shipping to slaughterhouses)
※Except for cattle controlled under the shipment and inspection policy set by the Miyagi prefectural government

 
Iwate Prefecture The whole area

Cattle (moving from other prefecture (except for those less than 12 months old) and shipping to slaughterhouses)
※Except for cattle controlled under the shipment and inspection policy set by the Iwate prefectural government

 
Tochigi Prefecture The whole area

Cattle (moving from other prefecture (except for those less than 12 months old) and shipping to slaughterhouses)
※Except for cattle controlled under the shipment and inspection policy set by the Tochigi prefectural government

 

 

[FAQ]

Q1. How does MAFF deal with products exempt from shipment restraints not to be affected by the accident of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant of TEPCO?

A1. MAFF considers providing accurate information to all of consumers, processors and distributors utmost important. Therefore, in cooperation with related ministries such as Ministry of Welfare, Labor and Health, MAFF has provided prompt information on the result of inspections as well as extensive information on the concept of the provisional regulation value of radioactive substances and the accurate knowledge on the extend of the impact of radioactive substances to human bodies, etc. In addition, MAFF not only issues notices to processors and distributors to ask their efforts to ensure the smooth distribution and consumption based on the scientific and objective ground, but also gathers entities of distribution market such as retail companies to require the same matters mentioned above. MAFF will continue to provide accurate information in the future.

Q2. In regard of products under the shipment restraint, can the cost of return processing and their disposal be compensated at the distribution level such as wholesale markets?

A2. According to the Law concerning Compensation for Nuclear Damage, the compensation caused by the accident of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant of TEPCO is considered based on “the judgment criterion of the extent of nuclear damage” which will be decided by Nuclear Damage Compensation Dispute Judgment Committee in accordance with the Law concerning Compensation for Nuclear Damage.
Government is now proactively discussing the compensation for farmers requested for the shipment restraints. Given this situation, the discussion on the coverage of compensation for food industries including distributors will be preceded.
Therefore, evidential documents of unsold, returned and disposed products should be kept to prepare for further responses until the coverage of compensation becomes clear in the future.  

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