Kakina Vegetable Ban Lifted

Kakina vegetable ban liftedThe government has lifted the shipment ban on ''kakina'' leafy vegetables in Tochigi Prefecture after the level of radioactive materials in them stably fell below the safety limit, its top spokesman Yukio Edano said Thursday.


The shipment ban on the produce from Tochigi, southwest of a crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, was lifted for the first time in around three weeks. But the shipment restrictions on Tochigi's spinach will continue to be imposed, the chief Cabinet secretary said.

The government imposed the ban on the two vegetables from Tochigi on March 21 following detection of radioactivity levels on par or higher than the limits set by the food sanitation law.


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