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Safety of Water & Food

To prevent the distribution of food containing radioactive substances exceeding the reference value (safety standard limits), the inspection system has been reinforced to assure maximum safety. Especially, regarding Japan's staple food, every bag of rice produced in the entire prefecture is tested before shipment and only if it meets those standards does it carry an approval label.
In order to ensure the safe distribution of marine products obtained through trial fishing operations, the prefectures offers guidance to fishery cooperatives in regards to inspection technology, and are working with producers and distributors to establish an efficient inspection system.

Safety of water

Safety of drinking water

  • Monitoring results
  • Announced on the website

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Monitoring results of agricultural, forestry and fishery products

  • Monitoring results
  • Announced on the website

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Food inspection system in Fukushima Prefecture

  • Description of the food inspection system in Fukushima Prefecture
  • Specific examples of test methods (Testing for brown rice, beef and trial fishing samples)

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Standard Limits of Radioactive Substances for Food in Japan

  • Japanese Safety standard for radiactive cesium (under the Food Sanitation Act)
  • Document, "Food and Radiation Q&A," issued by the Consumer Affairs Agency (Japanese: November 2014 ,English: September 2013)
  • Document, "Radioactive substances in food," issued by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

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Q&A - Monitoring of radioactive substances in agricultural products

Q1: How are agricultural (and similar) products tested for radioactivity?
Q2: What kind of products are monitored...