16 May '11, 2pm

AVA lifts suspension of fruits and vegetables from Hyogo, Shizuoka prefectures

SINGAPORE: The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority has lifted the suspension on the import of fruits and vegetables from Shizuoka and Hyogo prefectures. This after investigations by the Japanese authorities showed that samples of the contaminated vegetables were not from these two prefectures. Import of vegetables and fruits from Shizuoka and Hyogo prefectures was suspended after AVA detected radioactive contaminants in samples of Japanese mustard spinach and cabbage that were declared to be imported from these two prefectures. But after investigations by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan, it has been confirmed that the samples were actually from Saitama and Ibaraki prefectures. The exporters had made a wrong declaration. Both Saitama and Ibaraki had already been suspended from exporting food products to Singapore on March 26 and March 23 r...

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