Bahrain issues health alert on Japanese goods
Manama, June 11, 2011
Bahrain has taken steps to protect people from any potential health hazard following reports that some food products, electronic goods and cars, among other items, imported from Japan contain radiation levels harmful to humans.
The Health Ministry, customs affairs and environmental control directorate have stepped up monitoring all land, sea and air entry points to ensure the safety of goods coming from Japan, the Industry and Commerce Ministry's consumer protection directorate said yesterday.
Goods found to be contaminated would be returned to Japan, it added. The ministry has also issued an order banning the import of food products from several countries due to nuclear radiation at the tsunami-hit Fukushima plant in Japan. – TradeArabia News Service