Food From Four Japanese Prefectures Barred From Entering U.S.

Following the news that radiation has been detected in tap water and food products in areas closest to the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, the FDA has announced that many imported food products from prefectures near the plant will not be allowed to enter the U.S.

All milk, milk products, fresh vegetables and fruit from Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma prefectures will be turned away and all other food products from those areas will be diverted for testing, reports CNN.

The FDA will also be doing tests on other food imported from Japan but the agency says its focus is currently on imports from the four prefectures mentioned above.

The Japanese government has already stopped the distribution of some produce grown in these prefectures and has ordered a halt to all raw milk distribution in Fukushima.

FDA: Some foods from four Japanese prefectures can’t enter U.S. [CNN]