In response to Japan’s discharge of Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water into the ocean, according to Chief Executive Writ of Instruction no. 134/2023, the import of live and fresh food products, food products of animal origin, sea salt and seaweed, including vegetables, fruits, milk and milk products, aquatic products and their derivatives, meat and meat products, poultry eggs, etc., from a total of 10 prefectures and regions, namely Fukushima Prefecture, Chiba Prefecture, Tochigi Prefecture, Ibaraki Prefecture, Gunma Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture, Niigata Prefecture, Nagano Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture and Tokyo Metropolis, is banned in Macao from 24 August 2023.
Since the nuclear accident occurred in Fukushima, Japan in 2011, the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) has adopted stringent risk management measures to monitor the level of radiation in imported food. A multiple-tiered gatekeeping mechanism is in place to ensure food safety. The level of radiation in food products are closely monitored at both import and retail levels to ensure the imported Japanese food products in Macao are safe for consumption.
Situation of Regulatory Control
Law No. 5/2013 - “Food Safety Law” (Only in Chinese & Portuguese)
Administrative Regulation No. 16/2014 - “Maximum Limits of Radionuclides in Foodstuffs” (Only in Chinese & Portuguese)