Over 400 Japanese food items test negative for radioactivity: FDA

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/03/27
By: Lung Pei-ning and Scully Hsiao

Taipei, March 27 (CNA) None of the 422 food items from areas in Japan affected by the 201503270030t0001nuclear meltdown in 2011 that have been tested so far by Taiwanese authorities contained radioactive substances, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Friday.

The tested products will still remain off store shelves, however, because products from five affected Japanese prefectures — Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma and Chiba — are not allowed to be sold in Taiwan, FDA Director-General Chiang Yu-mei said at a press conference.     [FULL  STORY]