Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Radiation Found in Japanese Baby Formula

In March, immediately after Japan was struck by an earthquake and tsunami that severely damaged a nuclear plant, I bought three huge bottles of the Japanese soy sauce I use. I didn't want to take a chance with supply and radiation issues; who could guess what the fallout (literally) would be?

In the grand scheme of things, my soy sauce, while delicious and nutrient-dense, isn't really that important.

From today's New York Times:

"Traces of radioactive cesium thought to be from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were detected in Japanese baby formula on Tuesday as concerns about food safety continue almost nine months after the accident."
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But the news isn't all bad. According to Food Safety News, Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety has been continuously testing radiation levels of Japanese foods since March and only a h
andful of food items have been found to have unacceptable radiation levels.

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