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Thailand to increase food screening from Japan

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry has decided to increase inspection on food imported from Japan after it was found that milk and spinach in that country were contaminated by radiation following explosions in Japanese nuclear power plants in Fukushima, Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said Sunday.

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Thailand’s Public Health Ministry has decided to increase inspection on food imported from Japan after it was found that milk and spinach in that country were contaminated by radiation following explosions in Japanese nuclear power plants in Fukushima, Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said Sunday.

Mr Jurin said he had ordered the Food and Drug Administration FDA officials to increase inspections on food imported from Japan.However, no contamination in food imported from that country was spotted during the past six days.Dr Pipat Yingseri, secretary-general of FDA, meanwhile, said stringent inspections on food imported from Japan would be made at Bangkok’s Klong Toey port and at Laem Chabang port in the eastern province of Chon Buri.

via Thailand to step up measure to screen imported food from Japan.

 

Japan announced the first signs that contamination from its tsunami-crippled nuclear complex have seeped into the food chain, saying that radiation levels in spinach and milk from farms near the facility exceeded government safety limits.

Japan Sees Radiation in Milk, Spinach Near Plant

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva will meet private sector bosses to discuss the effects of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami on Thai industry.

He will chair the Joint Public-Private Standing Committee tomorrow to discuss local impacts, particularly the effect on the automotive sector.

The National Economic and Social Development Board has been assigned to study the economic consequences of the disasters. The result will be presented at the meeting, said the prime minister.

“Initially, companies in the automobile industry could be affected from the closure of Japanese car factories,” he said.

So far, about 3,000 Thais have returned from Japan with the Thai embassy in Tokyo looking for another 832.

 

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