Changes in Inspection Results for Vegetables, Fruits and Beans
Upon production and shipment of vegetables, fruits and beans, measures to inhibit radioactive cesium absorption by the use of potassic fertilizer are taken(p.67 of Vol. 2, "Measures for Reducing Transfer of Radioactive Materials to Crops (2/5) - Measures to Inhibit Radioactive Cesium Absorption through Potassic Fertilization -").
No vegetables and beans harvested in FY2015 onward have been found to contain radioactive cesium exceeding the standard limit up to October 2019.
No fruits harvested in FY2013 through to FY2016 were found to contain radioactive cesium exceeding the standard limit. There was one case where radioactive cesium exceeding the standard limit was detected among fruits harvested in FY2017, but there has been no such case for fruits harvested in FY2018 onward. This standard limit refers to 100 Bq/kg, which has been applied since April 2012 (in FY2011, provisional regulation values were applied, but tabulation is based on the current standard for the purpose of comparison with the results in and after 2012).
- Included in this reference material on February 28, 2018
- Updated on March 31, 2021