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Gov’t urged to take appropriate measures to ensure safety of rice via The Mainichi Daily News

The government has come under mounting pressure to ensure food safety as consumers’ confidence in what they eat has declined considerably due to the ongoing crisis at the tsunami-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.

The government needs to take prompt action as rice is currently being harvested in Chiba Prefecture and other areas where rice is grown earlier than other districts.

Consumer concerns about food safety have grown after the national and local governments failed to prevent beef contaminated with radioactive cesium from the crippled nuclear plant from hitting the market.

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