25 Mar '11, 6am

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The Philippines has suspended imports of Japanese chocolate made with milk from areas near a radiation-leaking nuclear plant but has not imposed a general ban on food products from Japan, officials said Friday. Samples of food from Japan such as rice, noodles, chocolate and biscuits that had been checked for radiation contamination were found to be safe, Health Secretary Enrique Ona said. "There are no findings of any products coming from Japan that is of any health danger to our people," Ona said. He said there will be continuous testing of imported food products from Japan, especially those from four prefectures affected by radiation from the damaged nuclear plant — Fukushima, Ibaraki, Gunma and Tochigi. "As of now we have not banned any food product from Japan," said Nazarita Tacandong, a director for the Food and Drug Administration. She said, however, that her agency ...

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