Dear Food and Environmental Hygiene Department,
I am writing to express my concern over seafood safety in light of the Janpanese government's decision to dump nuclear waste water (to places that are not yet announced) (see Dr Lin Zhang's letter to the letter https://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/art...). Here are the questions for the department to answer under the Code on Access to Information
1. What measures does the centre take to ensure the safety of seafood available in the market?
2. Back in 2010, right after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, how did the centre respond to the possible nuclear contamination of food imported from Japan?
3. In light of the recent decision of the Japanese government to dump nuclear waste water to the sea, what measures, if any, does the department plan to take to step up the monitoring of radioactive particles in sea food and other food items that might be affected?
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
Dear Simon Wang,
I refer to your application on 27 April 2021 for the information
on food safety related to Japan's plan on discharge of treated waste
2. Your application has been received and is being processed. As
more time is required to prepare for the required information, pursuant to
paragraph 1.16 of the Code, you will be advised further in relation to
your request on or before 17 May 2021.
3. Should you have any questions, please contact me at 2867 5505.
(LOH Shing Wai)
for Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene