Tokyo: Major Japanese food and candy maker Meiji Co. said it was recalling 400,000 cans of powdered milk for infants after traces of radiation from Japan`s hobbled nuclear plant were detected in the formula.The company said it did not know how many of the cans had reached consumers, but acknowledged Wednesday that it was being deluged with queries from worried buyers. The problem milk was manufactured in March and April, and was shipped starting in July with an October 2012 expiration date, it said.The levels of radioactive cesium detected Tuesday were well below government-set safety limits, and the company said the amounts were low enough not to have any effect on babies` health even if they drank the formula every day."We are exchanging it so that people can feel their infants are safe," Meiji said in a statement.Experts say children are more at risk than are adults of getting cancer and other illnesses from radiation exposure."There is no problem because the levels are within the government limit," Kazuhiko Tsurumi, a Health Ministry official in charge of food safety, said of the radiation in Meiji milk.
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