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Japanese Food Guaranteed to be safe with Radiation Tests

By on September 7, 2013

Safety of the food we consume is becoming more and more pertinent in today’s modern world since certain illnesses are caused by the food categories. They are polluted by unhealthy substances which might cause hazardous effects on the human health factor. There are strict tests introduced by the Japanese government for strictly testing the food safety after the great Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Radiation TestsThere was a statement released by the government about the radioactive water leaks happened during recent weeks. And in this statement they noted that the Japan’s food has been awarded fully guaranteed with the effective radiations test conducted. This test was conducted by expert scientists for a period of seventeen months until the month of August. In an email statement sent by the foreign ministry the government confirmed about the results of the test conducted on Japanese food proved that less than 0.7 percentage of the food produced in Japan contains high levels of radionuclides.

The government confirmed that this test was the best and strictest that has been ever conducted around the world in any other country. The rice and other staple food products of Japan were carefully tested by radiation method to find the perfection without any flaw.

The ministry of the United Nations that have set the food safety limit said to the reporters, “Even in the Fukushima prefecture, where the accident occurred, annual radiation exposure from food and water is lower than one hundredth of 1 millisievert. “Products exceeding the limits are disposed” and the areas where tainted foods are found face restrictions on further shipments.” It also added, “Japan, whose food exports range from high-end domestic beef and fish to baby milk powder, is stepping up reassurances about the safety of its food as discoveries of contaminated water leaks at the Fukushima station extend into a third month.”

During the year 2011 when the Fukushima nuclear accident struck the country the sea produce that was caught from the Fukushima prefecture coast was tested and it was found to be contaminated by about 53 percentage of nuclear radiation content. The Cabinet Office of foreign ministry said that the sea produce caught last week was tested and there was a steep fall in the radiation levels by about 5.4 percentages eventually. The Cabinet office also added the information that from June 2012 around sixteen types of sea food such as snow crabs and flying squad was allowed to be caught from the Fukushima coast.

As we all know the United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization along with the World Health Organization has set certain food radiation norms for the tests conducted for food crops affected by the nuclear radiation. This arrangement is known as the Codex Alimentarius and Japan adheres to this amazing theory.

The foreign ministry cabin office confirmed the good news by saying, “The safety of foods currently on the market is guaranteed,” The tests were conducted commencing from the Japanese fiscal year April 1, 2012 until August 31, 2013. And according to the results the ministry confirms that around 2,866 food items were spotted to exceed the radiation norms successfully.

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