13 Mar '11, 3pm

How the tsunami in Japan may affect the price of Japanese rice wine

SINGAPORE : The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore said it will monitor Japanese produce as a precautionary measure against potential contamination. The news of an explosion and possible radiation escaping from one of Japan's nuclear power plants after a massive earthquake and tsunami on Friday has sparked concerns in Singapore of food safety. Those in the industry are concerned whether seafood and fresh produce from Japan are safe for consumption. Roy Chee, who is the executive chef at the Standing Sushi Bar, said there was concern that the quality of water - should there have been radioactive leaks - would affect the quality of seafood and other produce. Mr Chee, who also runs a Japanese seafood import company, said he also expects the prices of seafood and produce from Japan to increase by about 30 per cent. He said this would affect his business, because s...

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