As Japan's nuclear crisis assumed dangerous dimensions, the government today ordered for food originating from the country to be tested for radiation.
Authorised officers of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) at Indian ports, airports have been asked to get food originating from Japan after March 11, 2011 to be tested for radiation, the order said.
The Department of Revenue, Government of India, has also been requested to advise all the customs points in the country where imported food is cleared, to test samples on similar lines.
Two more blasts rocked the quake-crippled Fukushima plant in Japan spewing large amounts of radioactive material which may float towards Tokyo.
Japanese Premier Naoto Kan warned that there was a "very high risk" of further leakage.
The hydrogen explosions at No.2 and No.4 reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant this morning prompted the government to announce that the radiation had reached harmful levels.
Story first published:
March 15, 2011 20:36 IST