22 Mar '11, 10am

No food imports from affected areas in Japan: AVA

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has confirmed there are no food imports from the affected regions in Japan since the start of the Fukushima nuclear plant incident. Nonetheless, it has stepped up surveillance of food imports from Japan to ensure they are safe for consumption. This was highlighted in the second joint statement issued Tuesday from several government agencies involved in the monitoring of radiation levels following the Japanese incident. The statement stressed that samples of all fresh produce exported from Japan after March 11 are being tested for radioactive contaminants. To date, more than 120 samples of fresh produce such as seafood, fruits, vegetables and meat were tested. No radioactive contamination has been detected thus far. Meanwhile, the government has again assured citizens that the likelihood of any radioactive plum...

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