06 Dec '11, 12pm

Cesium found in Meiji milk powder in Japan

TOKYO - Japan's Meiji Holdings said today that radioactive cesium was found in infant milk powder made by the food and dairy firm, in the latest food scare to grip the country nearly nine months after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The infant formula is sold only in Japan. Shares of Meiji plunged nearly 10 per cent to their lowest close since May 2009 following the news. Meiji said it was recalling 400,000 cans of the formula, called "Meiji Step". Worries over the safety of food supplies have shaken the public after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Daiichi plant in the worst nuclear accident in 25 years, spreading radiation over a large swathe of northern and eastern Japan. Cases of excessive radiation in vegetables, tea, milk, seafood and water have stoked anxiety despite assurance from public officials that the levels detected are not dangerous...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC111206-0000127/Cesium...

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