Foods Cos. Must Watch Japanese Imports, Experts Say

Law360, New York (March 22, 2011, 6:52 PM EDT) -- Food companies should take their own steps to minimize their potential liability in case Japanese food imports contaminated with radiation enter the U.S., even as federal regulators increase their monitoring efforts, lawyers say.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is bolstering its usual inspection regimen with additional radiation screening of Japanese imports, and on Tuesday, it temporarily banned imports of milk, vegetable and fruit products from certain Japanese prefectures. Japanese officials previously halted some food shipments after radiation spewed from a nuclear plant following the devastating...
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