Japan extends ban on contaminated foods

Food companies in Japan have been instructed to stop the distribution of leafy vegetables from the Fukushima area where a nuclear power plant has been damaged by the earthquake and tsunami.

radiationThe International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is working with Japanese authorities to assess the extent of contamination by radiation from the plant.

IAEA Special Adviser on Scientific and Technical Affairs, Graham Andrew says that in the Fukushima prefecture, milk and spinach samples are contaminated with radioactive material.

“We understand that the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Naoto Kan has today issued instructions to business operators to cease, for the time being, the distribution of and for the public to cease the consumption of certain leafy vegetables, for example, spinach, komatsuna cabbages and any flower head brasicca: broccoli, cauliflower produced in the Fukushima prefecture.”

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