25 Mar '11, 1am

Radioactive substances detected in 4 vegetables imported from Japan

SINGAPORE - Samples from four vegetables imported from quake-hit Japan have been found to be contaminated with radioactive substances, said the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) last night. The four vegetables are mitsuba (Japanese wild parsley), nanohana (rapeseed plant), mizuna (Japanese mustard) and perilla leaf. The contaminated samples were imported from the prefectures of Tochigi and Ibaraki - which are near the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant - as well as Chiba and Ehime, which are outside the affected areas. All the affected shipments have been seized and will be disposed of in an appropriate manner, said AVA. To date, 161 samples of fresh produce such as seafood, fruits, vegetables and meat have been tested. At a press conference last night, AVA chief executive Tan Poh Hong stressed that consumers did not need to be alarmed as the affected produce had ...

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