Vietnam finds no radiation in Japanese food imports so far

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No radiation has been detected in samples taken from 400 tons of Japanese seafood that arrived recently in Vietnam, a local official said Tuesday.

 

Phung Huu Hao, deputy chief of the agriculture ministry's Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Product Management, said that since Mar 11, when Japan was ravaged by a giant quake and tsunami, Vietnam hasn't imported any vegetables and animal products from the country.

 

The disaster also damaged a nuclear plant, and Japan is facing its worst nuclear crisis since World War II.

 

Hao said local related agencies will continue testing samples  Japanese food imports for radiation.

 

Also on Tuesday, Nguyen Thanh Phong, deputy head of the health ministry's Department of Food Safety and Hygiene, said  24 samples taken recently from food imported from Japan have tested safe.

 

Vietnam mainly imports seafood, functional food and milk from Japan.

 

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