No Danger in Food Imported from Japan, Officials Say

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City News Service

Los Angeles County health officials insisted Monday there is no danger to local food or water supplies due to radiation leaking from a nuclear power plant in Japan.

Dr. Jonathan Fielding, director of the county Department of Public Health, said no harmful levels of radiation have reached California to impact California-produced food and livestock, and there is no danger in food imported from Japan.

“Food and other products previously imported from Japan into our state are also safe as these were produced and distributed well before this tragedy occurred,” Fielding said.

County officials noted that that U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Department of Food and Agriculture were working with the Japanese government and other agencies to ensure the safety of imported food.

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