SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, August 9, 2021 – Any citizen and organization in Seoul can now request online testing of foods that may be contaminated with radiation. Once the request is accepted, the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will inform the results in ten days.
The SMG will promote the “citizen request for radiation testing” to soothe the public concerns over food safety due to Japan’s recent decision to release Fukushima nuclear wastewater. Detailed information regarding the testing procedures from the application, sample collection, radiation testing, to result notification will be distributed as video content via Seoul city’s Food Safety Information website (https://fsi.seoul.go.kr/) and the Facebook page of Food Safety News(https://www.facebook.com/lownatrium/).
The citizens’ request for radiation testing is open to anyone living in Seoul or any civic groups based in the capital at the city’s Food Safety Information website (https://fsi.seoul.go.kr/).
Citizens and civic groups can ask for testing any food suspected of being contaminated with radiation, whether it is from home or abroad.
When the request for the test is received, the city government will review the application to select appropriate foods to test, notify the applicant of the test result within ten days, and post the impact on its website for other citizens.
Park Yoo-mi, Director General of Citizens’ Health Bureau, expected that “the production and release of a video guide on the citizens’ request for radiation testing will allow more people to take advantage of the system.” She added, “We will make sure to secure the food safety of our citizens by constantly inspecting and monitoring foods that are likely to be contaminated with radiation as well as the origin
Promotion Video of “citizen request for radiation testing”