Radiation fears for Japanese food imports

AUSTRALIA'S food safety authority is investigating a possible risk that products imported from Japan could become contaminated with radiation.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) said the probe would assess a narrow band of imported products such as seaweed, wasabi and soy sauce.

"Australia imports very little food from Japan and that is limited to a small range of specialty products," a FSANZ spokeswoman said in a statement.

"[They include] small volumes of seaweed and sake as well as other Japanese specialty food products such as mirin, soy sauce, dried noodles, pickled ginger and wasabi.

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