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Food contamination fears spread in Japan as radiation detected in milk, water, spinach

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A sign stands informs customers that the seafood contained in the sushi and sashimi for sale is not of Japanese origin, at a supermarket in Hong Kong on March 19, 2011. Antony Dickson/Getty Images

Japanese authorities have banned the sale of milk and spinach from Fukushima prefecture and several surrounding areas near the crippled Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant because samples were found to be contaminated with radioactive fallout. Caroline Smith DeWaal, Food Safety director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest joins us to talk about the risks.

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