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Japanese food scare over radioactive beef

A food scare has erupted in Japan after beef contaminated with high levels of radioactive caesium was found on the market.

Nearly 400 kilograms of contaminated beef from Fukushima is thought to have been sold and eaten across about a quarter of the country.

Food safety authorities are now working to recall what is left of the meat, which has six times the legal levels of radioactive caesium.

Leaked radioactive material from the crippled nuclear plant is believed to have come into contact with the cattle feed. The tainted beef was later sold in at least 11 prefectures around the country.

 

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