01 Apr '11, 3am

AVA extends suspension of food imports from parts of Japan

Singapore's Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority has extended its suspension of imports of fruits and vegetables from Shizuoka prefecture in quake-hit Japan. Shizuoka is located in the Chubu Region, south-west of Tokyo. This is the 10th prefecture to be affected by fears of radiation contamination. The other prefectures are Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Chiba, Ehime, Kanagawa, Tokyo and Saitama. In a statement yesterday, the Singapore Government said it is following the situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant very closely. And it is continuing its measures to safeguard Singapore from radioactive contamination. Meanwhile, the National Environment Agency is monitoring radiation levels in Singapore on a continual basis. The statement said radiation levels in Singapore remain normal, and coastal water samples tested do not show the presence of radioactive iodine and cesiu...

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