This handout picture released by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on February 17, 2015 shows IAEA mission team members inspecting TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture. AFP PHOTO / IAEA
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Taiwan Friday imposed new restrictions on food imported from Japan after hundreds of products were recalled over fake labels that disguised they came from areas affected by the country's 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.Taiwan banned Japanese food imports from five areas near Fukushima in March 2011 a few weeks after a devastating quake and tsunami triggered a nuclear meltdown at a power plant and radioactive particles were detected in some imports.From Friday all food imports from Japan will be required to carry certificates to prove that they are not from the five banned areas while some will also need "radiation inspection certificates," according to the Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare.Taiwan's government has been stepping up foods safety measures after the island was rocked by a string of food scandals in recent years.
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