Tags: Fox News | Japan | radiation | food | FDA | EPA

Vilsack: Japan's Nukes Pose No US Danger

Monday, 04 Apr 2011 09:19 PM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he sees no reason for concern about radiation from Japan’s damaged reactors contaminating the U.S. food supply, America does not import everyday foodstuffs from Japan — and whatever else might be imported is closely monitored.
Tom Vilsack
“We don’t need to worry about exports coming in from Japan, in terms of what we regulate — beef, processed eggs, poultry — because we don’t essentially export any of those products in the United States from Japan,” Vilsack said Monday on the Fox Business Network. “Certainly the FDA [Food and Drug Administration] takes a look at all other aspects of food and they have a number of things in place in terms of monitoring radiation to ensure the safety of the food supply.
“In terms of what’s happening here on the ground in the United States, in terms of our weather conditions, we don’t see any reason for people to be concerned at this point and time,” Vilsack told host Lou Dobbs. “The radiation levels would have to be thousands of times higher than they are today before we have to be concerned.”
Dobbs noted although there might not be a current concern, it is not yet known what radiation might continue to seep from the damaged nuclear plants. Vilsack agreed, and said that is why the Environmental Protection agency “has increased the number of stations, the monitoring stations.”
“That’s why we monitor for radiation in terms of things that are brought into the country,” Vilsack said.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Kentucky Infant Found Safe After Carjacking, Amber Alert

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 16:09 PM

A 20-day-old infant who was stolen during a Kentucky carjacking was found safe a little more than two hours after the ca . . .

Justin Bieber Instagram Followers Drop by 3.5M in Fake Account Purge

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 15:46 PM

Justin Bieber lost 3.5 million Instagram followers in what's being called the "Instagram Rapture," a move by the social  . . .

'American Sniper': Reviews Mixed for Eastwood's Chris Kyle Biopic

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 15:30 PM

"American Sniper" opens in theaters Dec. 25, and the Bradley Cooper movie about a military sniper is receiving mixed rev . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved