The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it was working on new steps to ensure food imports from Japan were safe as that country works to contain radiation from stricken nuclear power facilities.
“As FDA assesses whether there is a potential health risk associated with FDA-regulated food products imported from Japan, the agency will develop a monitoring strategy that may include increased and targeted product sampling at the border,” according to the agency’s Internet website.
About 60 percent of goods imported from Japan are food products, such as seafood, snack foods and processed fruits and vegetables, according to the FDA. Only one-tenth of 1 percent of FDA-regulated goods from Japan are dairy products, the agency said.
The FDA, which with the U.S Agriculture Department, monitors food and agricultural imports, said it would examine foods and raw ingredients labeled as having originated in Japan or passed through Japan at the time of the nuclear disaster. This not very reassuring, they also controlled the chicken farms that produced salmonella eggs for consumer’s to eat.
So I don’t trust them on the radiation detection. After-all they are saying radiation isn’t harmful in small doses, what do they consider a small dose?
To all who say buying local is to expensive, I would rather pay a higher price than eat food full of radioactive material. So support your local farmer and buy local please.
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