China to Ban Imports of Farm Products from Japan

Increased fears about radiation contamination have prompted China to ban produce from 12 different regions of Japan. From Reuters:

China will ban the import of farm produce, including food, edible agricultural products and feedstuff, from 12 areas in Japan, the country’s quarantine authorities said, as concerns about radiation contamination mount.

The areas are Tokyo as well as the Japanese prefectures of Fukujima, Gunma, Ibaraki, Miyagi, Niigata, Nagano, Saitama, Yamagata, Yamanashi, Chiba and Tochigi, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement published on its website, www.aqsiq.gov.cn, late on Friday.

The latest measure was an expansion of a ban China announced on the import of some Japanese food and agricultural products late last month, state media said on Saturday.

Read more about China’s previous ban on Japanese food.

April 8, 2011 9:47 PM
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