Japanese Foods Banned in China Due to Nuclear Radiation

China banned imports of some food products from five eastern Japan prefectures Friday due to radiation fears amid the nuclear crisis there.    The ban covers vegetables, fruits and dairy and marine products from Fukushima, Tochigi, Gunma, Ibaraki and Chiba prefectures, said the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.

It also urged officials to strengthen the radioactive test on food from the five prefectures.

Also on Friday, Taiwan imposed a ban on all food imports from the five Japanese prefectures, while South Korea suspended imports of raw milk and vegetables from Fukushima, Tochigi, Gunma and Ibaraki prefectures.   Singapore halted imports of raw milk and vegetables from Fukushima, Tochigi, Gunma and Ibaraki prefectures Wednesday. The country added vegetables and fruits from Chiba and Ehime prefectures to the list of banned items.

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