×
Home Companies Industry Politics Money Opinion LoungeMultimedia Science Education Sports TechnologyConsumerSpecialsMint on Sunday
×

India bans food imports from Japan over radiation fears

India bans food imports from Japan over radiation fears
Comment E-mail Print Share
First Published: Tue, Apr 05 2011. 08 02 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Apr 05 2011. 08 02 PM IST
New Delhi: India has imposed a three-month ban on import of food articles from Japan, a government statement said on Tuesday, saying the ban could be extended until radiation fears subside.
India mainly imports small volume of processed food items, fruits and vegetable from the disaster hit country.
“After detailed discussions it was concluded that since the radiation is spreading/expanding horizontally in other parts of Japan, it may result in further radioactive contamination in the supply chain of food exports from Japan,” the statement said.
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India will review status of radiation hazards on food articles coming from Japan on a weekly basis, it said.
Comment E-mail Print Share
First Published: Tue, Apr 05 2011. 08 02 PM IST