U.S. blocks milk and produce from Japan near nuclear plant

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Posted: Mar 22, 2011 10:47 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will block imports of milk and fresh produce from areas of Japan near a crippled nuclear power plant, the Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday.

All milk and milk products and fresh fruits and vegetables from four Japanese prefectures -- Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma -- will be stopped from entering the United States, the FDA said in a statement.