In response to the Japanese government's decision to discharge nuclear-contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean on 24 August, 2023, the Director of the Food and Environmental Hygiene issued and gazetted the relevant Food Safety Order, prohibiting imports of aquatic products from 10 metropolis/prefectures in Japan. Early on the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) hosted five online briefing sessions for relevant trades to clarify the details of the new measures, so that the trades may get better prepared and assure smooth operation.

Details of the briefing sessions are as follows:




23 August 2023 (Wednesday)

10:00 am to 11:00 am
(Cantonese session)

Presentation slides


11:30 am to 12:30 am
(English session)

29 August 2023 (Tuesday)

10:30 am to 11:30 am
(Cantonese session)

20 September 2023 (Wednesday)

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
(Cantonese session)

24 October 2023 (Tuesday)

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
(Cantonese session)

Alternatively, food businesses could contact us through the following phone numbers during office hours:

Office Phone number
Food Import Control Office (Special Duties) (import by sea route)

2522 1004

Airport Food Inspection Offices (import by air route) 2116 8250