China to monitor food imported from Japan for radiation

BEIJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) — China on Monday informed that it will monitor food imported from Japan for radiation due to the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), China’s quality watchdog agency, asked local authorities to test Japanese food to ensure the safety of the imports.

According to China’s Ministry of Commerce $595 million worth of agricultural products were imported from Japan in 2010. That amount represented 0.33 percent of Japan’s exports to China.

Bilateral traded between the two Asian countries reached $303.06 billion. China has been the biggest trading partner and export destination for Japan, according to 2010 figures.

On March 11, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake followed by a tsunami killed 21,911 people as of Monday. In addition, the Fukushima nuclear power plant was damaged in which has been labeled as the worst crisis in Japan’s history.

On Friday, Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency raised its accident severity level from 4 to 5 on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale of 7. On Monday, smoke was seen at No. 2 reactor.

In 1979, the U.S. set the severity level at 5 during the Three Mile Island accident. The only level 7 incident in history was 1986’s Chernobyl catastrophe.

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  1. nuff said
    March 21, 2011


  2. Jolly Brown
    March 21, 2011


  3. Jolly Brown
    March 21, 2011


  4. Vanessa W B
    March 21, 2011

    Dominica should consider putting some measure into place to ensure that vehicles or other imports from JAPAN are not contaminated with any radio active material.

    Too often third world countries (like ourselves) are the recipients of low grade goods/products or otherwise unsaleable “unwanted” good such a sthese.

    We will be fooled by ridiculously low priced goods, and we will end up paying the “big” price.

    • Voice from the North
      January 14, 2012

      Of all countries, China wants to test imports from Japan for radiation!!!!You and Dominica should be more concerned with ALL types of inferior goods including food coming from China taking into consideration the amount of foods originating from China that have a history of being contaminated with all different types of poisons, including children toys with lead and children’s milk with methylated spirit.

  5. good
    March 21, 2011

    Agreed but all foods coming from China needs to be monitored for everything from MSG to radiation isotopes. Chicken should be checked for validity, test for snake meat, and Rat meat too.

    As for the candies – Oh Lord have mercy. Please dont give that to your kids.

    • D
      March 21, 2011


    • sexy girl
      March 22, 2011

      as for MSG…its nicknames China Restaurant Syndrome

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