15 Jul 2011

Food from Japan still OK - MAF

5:27 am on 15 July 2011

The Ministry of Agriculture says it's found no health or safety issues with food products imported from Japan, following radiation leaks there.

The National Radiation Laboratory has been testing foods from parts of Japan affected by radioactivity from the nuclear power station damaged in the earthquake and tsunami on 11 March.

Seventeen products have been tested, including tofu, wasabi and pickled vegetables, green tea and soy bean paste.

MAF says no signs of radiation from the leaks were found and all the products tested so far have been cleared for sale and consumption.