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Vietnam finds no radiation in food from Japan
  • | VNA | April 07, 2011 10:26 AM

Vietnam has to date found no radiation contamination in food imported from Japan , the Ministry of Health’s Food Safety and Hygiene Department (FSHD) said on April 6.

 

A FSHD representative said the department will continue to keep an eye on the nuclear battle in Japan as well as constantly update information on the situation for promptly and effectively dealing with any food radiation contamination if uncovers and inform it to consumers immediately.

After a nuclear crisis occurred in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami, Vietnam stepped up radiation testing on food and foodstuff imported from Japan and required these products to be certified for radioactive safety by the Japanese authorities.

The Ministry of Health has cooperated closely with the Ministry of Science and Technology’s Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Foreign Ministry in monitoring radiation safety for food from Japan.

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