India bans food imports from Japan over radiation fears1 min read . Updated: 05 Apr 2011, 08:02 PM IST
India bans food imports from Japan over radiation fears
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.