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Radiation, cold storage concerns for Japan food supply chain

ALAN is providing updates on the Japan logistics situation from Ms. Hikaru Kajita, a CSCMP member in Japan. Additional information and a link to relief needs is available at http://www.ALANaid.org.

“April is the first month of Japan Government, most of the companies, and schools new fiscal year. The victim in the tsunami stricken area is gradually doing the life revival. Farmers begin to seed, fishermen start to fishing, someone begin new part-time job, and some restart to work in the company that they previously employed.. Children begin to go to schools, some are the same as previous, and some transfers to the other school which is in out of prefecture.

Instead, the influence of the nuclear power plant accident has extended gradually. Serious damage has occurred to agriculture and the fishery of Fukushima and Ibaragi prefectures by the diffusion of the radiating matter. Some of their products are over the radiation safe level, and some are not. Even their products are in the safe radiation level, market doesn’t want to buy. Some retailers in Tokyo begin to sell safe radiation level vegetables of these areas. Buying the product of these becomes the best reconstruction support.

The dietitian is pointing out bias of meal. The victim has already been eating emergency provisions for as many as three weeks. The meal biased to the carbohydrate is done. The protein and the vitamin are necessary. However, there is no enough refrigerating installation. It is necessary to think about measures immediately.”

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