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  •  Phillipines joins Japan food import restrictions (7+ / 0-)

    I haven't seen any Countries just recently joining onto these importation restriction of Japanese food, so this stood out to me today:

    Plant products and planting materials including fruits and vegetables from six prefectures affected by the nuclear radiation in Japan have been banned from entering the Philippines for now, the Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.


    "Based on the assessment of the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), under the Department of Agriculture (DA), there may be risk of increased levels of radiation-contamination of plants, planting materials and plant products in Japan," the memo read.


    "While it is acknowledged that the government of Japan has been undertaking rigorous and intensive monitoring of radionuclide levels of food, water and the atmosphere, certificates of food safety from radiation, at this time, cannot be issued because all resources are devoted to testing of local food products and additional machinery would be needed to comply with the request for the export certificate," according to the April 18 memo.


    China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, United States, Canada, Russia, , Brazil, and Mexico, as well as the European Union have imposed partial or total limits of food products from Japan


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