via People’s Daily Online / May 9th, 2015 / The United States has recently tightened restriction of food imported from Japan. According to Import Alert 99-33 issued by USFDA, a list of Japanese food will be banned unless they pass physical examination, which includes milk, butter, milk-based infant formula, and other milk products; vegetables and vegetable products; rice and whole grain; fish; meat and poultry; venus clam; sea urchin; yuzu fruit; Kiwifruit. FAD indicates that revision to this import alert is due to radionuclide contamination.
FDA says it will continue consultation with Japanese government to ensure products from the affected prefectures do not pose a health risk to U.S. consumers.
FDA will continue monitoring the public health risks due to radionuclide contamination, and when appropriate will remove the Import Alert and resume routine coverage of entries.