Customer Awareness Program for Chilled Fish/ Canned Fish Importers-Atomic Energy Authority
Posted on May 21st, 2012

The Media Team Ministry of Power & Energy

A Customer Awareness Program for importers of Chilled/ Canned Fish has been organized by the Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) on next week.

The AEA has started testing imported Chilled/ Canned fish after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident occurred in Japan in March 2011.

The objective of this workshop which is funded by the AEA is to create awareness among these importers, the reason for this testing process.

Approximately 60 participants from companies involved in importation of Chilled/ Canned Fish, Custom Officers, Food and Drug Inspectors, Representatives from the Ministry of Health and Nutrition are expected to participate in the above Half day program.

A laboratory visit has also been arranged for participants to make them aware on analytical processes and procedures followed by the Nuclear Analytical Laboratory of AEA and how certificates of analysis and authorization letters are issued.

This program will also include a discussion, Question and Answer session.

One Response to “Customer Awareness Program for Chilled Fish/ Canned Fish Importers-Atomic Energy Authority”

  1. Fran Diaz Says:

    In the seas of the present day, fish are contaminated with a number of pollutants. Any industrial effluent released into the seas all over the world either directly or through rivers and other water ways will also pollute sea creatures & sea weeds, including fish. It would be a good idea to have a permanent body attached to the Ministry of Fisheries to monitor for pollutants/poisons in fish imported into Lanka or caught offshore here.
    Materials/lining used in cans for fish must be safe too.

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