The Hong Kong government has proposed a relaxation of its ban on food imports from four of the five Japanese prefectures on which it was imposed in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, according to a legislative paper released Tuesday.

Food items including vegetables, fruits, milk, milk beverages and milk formula from the five prefectures of Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Chiba and Gunma have faced an import ban since March 2011.

The Food and Health Bureau will discuss a proposal at the Legislative Council Panel on Food Safety and Environmental Hygiene next week that would relax the ban for all the prefectures except Fukushima.