The following categories of food have been returned from the customs after Cs-134 or Cs-137 was detected between March 2011 and July 2019:
- Processed food (10): solid tea, infused tea, other processed products, processed saccharide products, other processed fishery products, beverage base, processed chocolate products, instant coffee, roasted coffee, natural spice;
- Agricultural produce (3): Elettaria cardamomum Maton, blueberries, coffee beans;
- Food additive (2): mixed preparations, alkali additives for noodle preparations;
- Health functional food (2): Zinc supplement, bilberry extract.
(Food categorization is based on Korea Food Code, Korea Food Additive Code, Korea Health Functional Food Code.)
Notification on increasing samples for radionuclides testing at the border. Language(s): Korean. Number of pages: 2
Since major nuclear power plant accidents, Korea has strengthened testing of Cs-134, Cs-137 and I-131 for imported food at the border. Based on the analysis of test data for recent five years, inspectors will collect the double amount of samples for radionuclides testing at the border. The products under increased sampling are limited to the food categories which have been returned from the customs after Cs-134 or Cs-137 was detected. Currently inspectors collect 1 kg of samples from each lot by random sampling plans. Inspectors will collect 2 kgs of samples from each lot to assure representativeness of the sample.