May 16, 2013
BEIJING--China has begun a crackdown on the sales of fake, diseased and tainted meat products after a series of scandals that have further dented public confidence in the food...
March 19, 2013
HANOI, Vietnam--Jack Nguyen had sold 20 of his 30 containers of imported American grapes when a fresh round of rumors hit the Internet and state-run media: Chinese fruit on...
March 16, 2013
A new all-time high radiation level has been detected in a fish near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
March 01, 2013
A record concentration of radioactive cesium--5,100 times the government's food safety standard--was detected in a fish caught near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant,...
January 19, 2013
A rockfish caught in the port of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was found to have radioactive cesium 2,540 times the government's safety standard for foodstuffs, Tokyo ...
October 17, 2012
BEIJING--Weeks before China unveils its next generation of leaders, a new survey has found that growing numbers of its people worry about corruption, inequality and food safety,...
August 18, 2012
SAPPORO--Six have died and more than 100 have fallen ill in Hokkaido as of Aug. 17 due to food poisoning caused by E. coli O-157 found in pickled cabbage.
July 12, 2012
The European Union has signaled it plans to relax import restrictions on Japanese seafood, which have been in place since last year's nuclear disaster.
June 15, 2012
SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture--Fishermen in this northeastern city set out on a trial fishing operation on June 14 in hopes of resuming their work after voluntarily refraining...
June 12, 2012
Masazumi Harada, a former professor at Kumamoto Gakuen University and a leading researcher of Minamata disease, died of acute myeloid leukemia on June 11. He was 77.
May 23, 2012
KORIYAMA, Fukushima Prefecture--A pig farm here has been ordered to recall and scrap pork it shipped to market after high radioactive cesium levels were detected in the meat.
May 11, 2012
A number of publishers have asked to update their senior high school textbooks to include last year's Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima nuclear power plant crisis.
April 21, 2012
The farm ministry has instructed shops to drop their own radioactivity standards for food and fall in line with new, less stringent national maximums.
April 06, 2012
The central government issued its first shipment bans on April 5 under tighter safety standards for radioactive content in food that took effect this month.
February 25, 2012
BEIJING--Producers and sellers of "gutter oil," made from garbage and waste oil, could face the death penalty, Chinese authorities have warned.
February 10, 2012
With more and more people worried about possible radioactive contamination in the food they eat, some enterprising businesses are profiting from providing a little peace of...
February 02, 2012
SHANGHAI--Salt extracted from herbicide waste and sold as edible salt in 12 Chinese provinces and cities nationwide found its way into steamed buns, fried bread and other food...
December 12, 2011
GUANGZHOU, China--Concerns about food safety force Liu Weimei to spend about 500 yuan (about 6,000 yen) a week to buy vegetables and eggs from an organic farm started by a...
December 09, 2011
Once again, information on radiation levels presented by the government is causing confusion.
November 19, 2011
"If you had to choose just one thing to eat before you die, what would it be?" This is a question that enlivens many a casual gathering.