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Japan to start screening food for radioactivity

by Staff Writers
Tokyo (AFP) March 17, 2011
Japan instructed local authorities on Thursday to start screening food for radioactivity after accidents at an earthquake-hit nuclear power plant sparked fears of wider contamination.

It is the first time Japan has set radiation limits on domestically produced food, a health ministry official said.

The limits are in line with an anti-disaster programme prepared in advance by the government's atomic power safety commission, said the official.

Limits vary depending on the type of foodstuff but have been set in consultation with internationally accepted levels and average intake in the Japanese diet.

Radioactivity leaked into the air after explosions at the Fukushima No.1 plant, where last week's quake and tsunami knocked out the reactor cooling systems.

Several Asian nations have said they will screen food imported from Japan for radiation while the European Union has called for similar checks.




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