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China expands ban on Japan food - Straits Times: msnbc.comChina expands ban on Japan foodStraits TimesAn inspect...

China expands ban on Japan food - Straits Times: msnbc.comChina expands ban on Japan foodStraits TimesAn inspect...

An inspector from Hong Kong's Food and Environmental Hygiene Department demonstrates a screening for radioactive materials in vegetables imported from Japan. China has expanded its import ban on food and produce from Japan. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING - CHINA has expanded its import ban on food and produce from Japan over fears of radioactive contamination from a nuclear plant crippled by the March 11 quake and tsunami, state media reported Saturday. The ban, which came into force on Friday, includes foodstuffs, farm produce and fodder from 12 prefectures near the Fukushima plant, up from five in the original ban, Xinhua news agency said, quoting a statement from the quarantine and food safety administration. The administration also demanded that food imports from other areas be accompanied by certificates showing they were free of radioactivity and giving their places of or...

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