Only 20% of the pesticide residues in strawberries imported from Japan are qualified.
In January this year, the Consumer Foundation tested 12 pieces of locally produced and imported strawberries. Only Korean strawberries did not detect pesticide residues, and one to 17 pesticide residues were detected in the remaining 11 pieces of strawberries, of which six did not meet the agricultural residue tolerance standards. the overall failure rate was 50%. If the origin is broken down, the failure rate in Japan is even as high as 80%. The biggest problem is that imported strawberries have not been continuously monitored after they entered the market.
Huang Yiteng, chairman of the Consumer Foundation, said that in January this year, the Consumer Foundation conducted samples from local stores, supermarkets, fruit shops, traditional markets, dusk markets, and other sales channels. Six pieces of local strawberries, five pieces of Japanese strawberries and one piece of Korean strawberries were purchased, totaling 12 pieces.
Hu Fengbin, publisher of the Consumer Foundation, said that if the producing area is broken down, the qualified rate of local strawberries is 66.7 per cent, Japanese strawberries 20 per cent and Korean strawberries 100 per cent. In other words, the failure rate of Japanese strawberries is up to 80%.
According to the statistics of the Food and Drug Administration, 19 strawberries were not up to standard in the border inspection in ○ and ○, 21 strawberries in ○ 2021, and 11 strawberries in the year to February this year, of which 39 were Japanese strawberries.
Hu Fengbin ridiculed that Health Minister Chen Shizhong opened up for Fu Food last month, stressing that Japanese management was recognized by the world. If radiation was detected to exceed the standard, he would ask Japan to come up with improvement methods and then talk about import details. But judging from the test results, the failure rate of strawberries imported from Japan was as high as 80%. "is this kind of management recognized by the world?"
Ling Yongjian, chief inspector of the Consumer Foundation, explained that the biggest problem this time is almost all border inspection, and it is reasonable to suspect that follow-up market monitoring has not tested strawberries. I am afraid it is a relatively big loophole.
Yesterday was the 11th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. A press conference held by the Green Consumer Foundation and other civilian groups said that 11 years later, Japan is still suffering from the nuclear disaster, but our country imports food from the nuclear disaster areas in Japan, but the domestic sampling capacity is insufficient and the sampling proportion is low. Worried about a big increase in radiation exposure.
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