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India to test Japan food imports for radiation

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Updated: March 16, 2011, 9:37 AM IST
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India to test Japan food imports for radiation
Japan faces the world's most serious nuclear accident since the Chernobyl disaster.

New Delhi: India has ordered imported Japanese food products to be tested for radioactivity, food safety authorities said on Tuesday.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India said in an letter to its units at ports the order applied to products shipped out of Japan after March 11.

Several other Asian nations like Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines have ordered similar tests.

Japan faces the world's most serious nuclear accident since the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine in 1986 after a quake-crippled nuclear power plant exploded and sent low levels of radiation floating towards Tokyo.

First Published: March 16, 2011, 9:37 AM IST
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