14 Mar '11, 1am

The AVA says it will test food products from Japan for radiation, after the nuclear fallout in Japan

The AVA says it will test food products from Japan for radiation, after the nuclear fallout in Japan

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority said it will test food products from Japan for radiation. -- PHOTO: AGRI-FOOD & VETERINARY AUTHORITY FOOD products from Japan will be tested for radiation from today, Singapore's Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said on Saturday, after the nuclear fallout in Japan. Its spokesman said it would monitor Japanese produce based on its source and potential risk of contamination. These will include fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood. 'Samples will be taken for radiation testing and fresh produce will have priority,' the spokesman said. 'AVA will continue to closely monitor the situation and its developments.' Japanese restaurants in Singapore are bracing themselves for a possible shortage of food products from Japan. Ms Diona Hang, manager at Megumi Japanese restaurant, expects food supplies to be affected, although she will know t...

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