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EU Restricts Japan Food Imports Over Radiation Fears

Law360 (March 24, 2011, 7:23 PM EDT) -- A European Union committee on Thursday voted to impose new restrictions on agricultural imports from Japan, citing concerns that radioactivity from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant could affect food production nearby.

Member states approved a European Commission proposal to impose special import conditions at a meeting of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health, the commission announced.

However, the commission said the risks for EU citizens from Japanese food are low, since Japan only exports a limited number of animal and...
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