28 Mar '11, 5am

Food contamination may worsen as Japan fights radiation crisis.

Radioactive contamination in food is likely to worsen as Japan enters its third week of battling the biggest nuclear-energy crisis since Chernobyl. "The number of radiation-affected foods will likely increase as each prefecture is testing its produce," Mr Taku Ohhara, an official at the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, said in a phone interview yesterday. As of 11pm local time on Saturday, some 99 products, including milk and vegetables, were found to be contaminated in Tokyo and five prefectures to its north and east, according to the Health Ministry's website. Shoppers in Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney are shunning Japanese food products in supermarkets amid concern about radiation. The plight adds to the drags on economic growth caused by as much as ¥25 trillion (S$388 billion) of damage from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Japan exported ¥481 billion of foo...

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