23 Mar '11, 12am

Food from Japan safe so far

SINGAPORE - As global attention turned to the possible health risks associated with Japanese food imports, the Singapore authorities took further steps yesterday to allay concerns, reiterating that since the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan - crippling the Fukushima nuclear plant and prompting fears of radiation exposure - there have been no food imports from the affected regions. In its second joint press release - issued by several agencies including the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA), National Environment Agency (NEA) and Ministry of Health (MOH) - the Government said that nevertheless, AVA has "stepped up its surveillance of food imports from Japan to ensure that they are safe for consumption". To date, more than 120 samples of fresh produce such as seafood, fruits, vegetables and meat have been tested. No radioactive contamination has been detected, the s...

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