Radioactive cesium found in Japanese baby formula

Meiji Holdings says it is voluntarily recalling 400,000 cans of infant formula. [w.flickr.com]
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Meiji Holdings says it is voluntarily recalling 400,000 cans of infant formula. [w.flickr.com]

Last Updated: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 21:44:00 +1100

A Japanese company is recalling 400,000 cans of infant formula after it detected radioactive cesium in its milk powder.

Meiji Holdings says its unsure how the cesium got into the powdered milk, but suspects radioactive substances from the Fukushima nuclear plant.

Tests conducted reveal that the amount of cesium is below the government's permissible limit.

This is Japan's latest radiation food scare following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and comes after excessive radiation was found in vegetables, tea, milk, seafood and water.

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