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Thailand detects low-level radiation in vegetables from Japan

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BANGKOK, March 31 – Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday said a low-level of radiation was found in one kilogramme of vegetables carried by a Thai traveller who returned from Japan.

The agency warned Thai travellers not to take fruit or vegetables from Japan with them due to possible radiation risk contamination in fresh produce.

FDA Secretary-General Dr Pipat Yingseri said the agency has monitored radiation contamination in samples of food imported from Japan since March 15 and on Tuesday radioactive contamination was found in one kilogramme of vegetables carried by the passenger.


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