Korea bans tainted rice from Japan’s Fukushima PrefectureKorea has banned the importation of rice from Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture due to radioactive contamination concerns, Seoul’s food safety agency said yesterday.
The Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) said the temporary move comes after Tokyo prohibited production and sales of the staple grain from the region. The region located in the northeastern part of Honshu Island is home to the stricken Fukushima nuclear power station that released radioactive materials into the environment after the massive March 11 quake.
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