‘Nuke food’ already here

The China Post
Date: December 12, 2016
By: The China Post news staff

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a national recall of a fermented soybean

A food safety official points to a soy sauce packet sold along with fermented soy beans by the Tokyo-headquartered beef bowl chain Yoshinoya in Taipei, Sunday, Dec. 12. (CNA)

product on Sunday, after discovering that the product included a small package of soy sauce originating from a radiation-affected region of Japan.

Radiation detection tests conducted by the Atomic Energy Council showed that the soy sauce had not been contaminated by nuclear substances, the FDA said.

But the discovery of the Ibaraki-sourced soy sauce had caught authorities off guard, highlighting a loophole in Taiwan’s five-year ban on food imports from five Japanese prefectures.

Food products from Fukushima, Gunma, Chiba, Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures are banned over fears they may be contaminated with radioactive substances, following the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011.    [FULL  STORY]

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