"F.D.A. Bans Some Food Imports From Japan"

"The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it would halt imports of dairy products and produce from the area of Japan where a nuclear reactor is leaking radiation.

The F.D.A. said those foods will be detained at entry and would not be sold to the public. The agency previously said it would step up screening of those foods.

Other foods imported from Japan, including seafood, will continue to be sold to the public but screened first for radiation. "

Mary Clare Jalonick reports for the Associated Press March 22, 2011.

SEE ALSO:

"France Urges European Controls on All Japanese Produce" (AFP)

"Progress at Nuclear Plant Tempered by Tainted Food Concerns" (Los Angeles Times)

"Contaminated Crops May Be the Legacy of Fukushima " (Toronto Globe and Mail)

Source: AP, 03/23/2011