14 Apr '11, 11am

Suspension on import of fruits, vegetables from Ehime Prefecture lifted

Suspension on import of fruits, vegetables from Ehime Prefecture lifted

SINGAPORE : The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has lifted the suspension on import of fruits and vegetables from the Ehime Prefecture. The suspension on Ehime Prefecture was imposed on March 24, after the AVA detected radioactive contaminants from a sample of Perilla leaf that was listed as imported from Ehime by the Japanese exporter. After investigations by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan, it has been ascertained that the Perilla leaf sample was from Fukushima Prefecture. According to the MAFF, the Japanese exporter of the contaminated Perilla leaf sample had wrongly listed its origin to be Ehime Prefecture. The MAFF and the Ehime Prefectural Authority added that other Perilla leaf sampled from the Ehime Prefecture had been tested and no radioactive contaminants were detected. AVA is working with the Japanese autho...

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