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Radioactive Oatmeal Discovered

August 2, 2012 by


Officials from the Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department discovered levels of radioactive caesium-137 in the Japan-manufactured oatmeal product, which was discovered in a supermarket. The CFS has been conducting daily tests for radioactivity on food imported from Japan at import, wholesale and retail levels since 12 March […]

Radioactive Bluefin Tuna: Japan Nuclear Plant Contaminated Fish Found Off California Coast

May 29, 2012 by


LOS ANGELES — Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away – the first time a huge migrating fish has been shown to carry radioactivity such a distance. “We were frankly kind of startled,” said […]

E. coli O157 found in raw beef liver; Japan contemplates ban

March 31, 2012 by


by Doug Powell As New York City and food pornographers elsewhere embrace raw meats, one country with a strong culture of raw beef is moving to ban some dishes. In 2011, E. coli O111 in raw beef killed four and sickened at least 70 in Japan. On Friday, a health ministry panel proposed banning all […]

Two die and 56 ill from food poisoning in Japan

May 3, 2011 by


With all the other problems stemming from the disasters in Japan in the past month, two children died and 56 other people became ill from food poisoning linked to a raw meat dish at a restaurant in central Japan, news reports said Tuesday. One boy died on Wednesday in Fukui Prefecture and the other boy […]

Will the Japanese ever catch a break?

April 6, 2011 by


Yesterday, India suspended all food imports from Japan for 3 months or when the hazardous radiation problems are at acceptable limits. Earlier this month, the Indian government ordered that all Japanese food imports be tested for radiation.  Now, with the complete suspension in place, India is the first country to take these measures. Where is […]


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