Japanese food from area affected by nuclear disaster found in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/03/24
By: Tang Pei-chun, Chang Ming-hsuan, S.C. Chang and Maubo Chang

Taipei, March 24 (CNA) Health officials ordered the removal from shelves of Japanese food from areas contaminated by radiation from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster after confirming that they had been found in local supermakets.

Chiang Yu-mei (姜郁美), chief of the Food and Drug Administration under the Ministry of Health and Welfare, said the food products, from the Japanese prefectures of Fukushima, Ibaraki, Gumma and Chiba have been banned in Taiwan since March 30, 2011, but had somehow managed to get into local supermarkets, including AMart (愛買), Wellcome (頂好) and Shin Kong Mitsukoshi (新光三越).     [FULL  STORY]