Health Effects of Radiation:
5 Themes
Food

(iii) Methods of measuring doses

In order to prevent distribution of foods with radioactivity concentrations exceeding the standard limit, inspections of radioactive materials in foods are implemented. This section will explain how these inspections are conducted.

Inspection procedures

The food inspections are carried out using the following procedures.

Inspection procedures

Type of inspections

Inspections are conducted with consideration for efficiency and safety using the combination of (i) an efficient screening test and (ii) a rigorous inspection.

For more details about the individual inspections, see page 55 of Vol. 2, FY2017 edition.

Type of inspections

For more details about the measuring instruments, see page 43 of Vol. 1, FY2017 edition.

Health Effects of Radiation: 5 Themes