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Results of inspections on radioactivity levels in agricultural products (April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014)

Test results of radioactive cesium in foods have been made public everyday by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) since March 2011. Following tables show the summary of the test results by each category of agricultural products since April 1st, 2013 in 17 prefectures to which the Government prescribes to conduct the test※. Specific data of each sample tested is available on the webpage of MHLW (http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/topics/2011eq/). The concentration of radioactive cesium is quantified by Germanium semiconductor detectors or NaI Scintillation Detectors.

 Note: As the maximum limit, 100 Bq/kg applies to General Foods, 50 Bq/kg applies to Milk and Infant foods, and 10 Bq/kg applies to Drinking water including tea infusion under the new regulation as from April 1, 2012.

 ※ Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Niigata, Yamanashi, Nagano, and Shizuoka

 

Results of inspection on radioactivity levels in agericultural products (Since April 1, 2014)

Results of inspections on radioactivity levels in agricultural products (April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013) 

Results of inspection on radioactivity levels in agricultural products (March 11, 2011 to March 31, 2012)

Arable and Horticultural crops (April 1,2013 to March 31, 2014)  

 

 

 Rice(※ See Note1)

 (Unit:Number of samples)

Total number of reported samples

Within the maximum limit
(100Bq/kg for general foods)

Above the maximum limit
(>100Bq/kg)
≦50Bq/kg(including "Not detected") 50Bq/kg<
≦100Bq/kg

11 million

11 million

816

28

 

 

Other Arable and Horticultural crops  

(Unit:Number of samples)

Category Total number of reported samples Within the maximum limit
(100Bq/kg for general foods)
Above the maximum limit
(>100Bq/kg)
The items from which radioactive cesium above the maximum limit was detected
≦50Bq/kg(including "Not detected") 50Bq/kg<
≦100Bq/kg
Wheat and Barley 592 592 0 0  
Vegetables 19,657 19,655 2 0  
Fruits 4,243 4,215 28 0  
Pulse Harvested in FY2013(※See Note1) Soy bean 4,717 4,640 56 21 Soy Bean 
Other pluses 450 446  4 0  
Soy bean harvested in FY2012(※See Note2) 1,564 1,337 189 38 Soy Bean
Other cultivated plants 1,618 1,615 

3

0  
Mushrooms and Wild Edible Plants  7,581 7,068 319 194 ※See Note3

Note 1: As cereal(rice and pulses) are normally harvested at the specific time of the year,stored and all through the year until the next harvest season, some cereal harvested in FY 2013 were tested in FY 2014.

Note 2: As pulses are normally harvested at the specific time of the year,stored and distributed all through the year until the next harvest season, some soy bean harvested in FY 2012 were tested in FY 2013. All soy bean above the maximum limit is cultivated in the area where soy bean shipment is restricted.

Note 3: Wild Mushrooms, Eleutherococcus sciadophylloides (Koshiabura), Bamboo shoots, Ostrich fern, Aralia elata (shoot)(Wild), Japanese royal fern(Wild) , Pteridium aquilinum , Japanese pepper(Wild) , Elatostema umbellatum var. majus (Uwabamisou)(Wild) , Giant butterbur(Wild) , Aralia cordata(Wild), Bamboo shoot (nemagaritake) (Wild), Dried shiitake ,Dried Japanese royal fern, Shiitake grown on Raw Log

 

 

Tea (Tea infusion)

(Unit : Number of samples)

Total number of reported samples

Within the maximum limit (10 Bq/kg)

Above the maximum limit

(>10 Bq/kg)

<5 Bq/kg

>5 Bq/kg

≤10 Bq/kg

447

445

0 

 

Livestock products

Data about livestock products is available on another MAFF website: http://www.maff.go.jp/e/seisan/index.html

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Agricultural Production Bureau
Administration Division
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
1-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8950, Japan
Tel:03-6744-2625
Fax:03-6744-2630

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