Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare


Food

Immediately after the accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in March 2011, the Government of Japan had taken comprehensive actions, such as establishing provisional regulatory values, monitoring of foods and materials for agricultural production, restriction of distribution of food with higher radionuclide levels than the regulatory values, and decontamination of farm land in order to ensure sufficient supply of safe foods distributed Japan, including foods to be exported. In April 2012, new limits were established for foods on a basis of intervention exemption level of 1 mSv/year, equivalent to the Codex Standard and monitoring results accumulated.

Since April 2012, the results of monitoring has indicated that the excess rates are decreasing and extremely low, 0.1% in FY2018, and majority of the detection (exceeding cases) is limited to wild harvest monitored at area where the distribution is already restricted. Non-compliance cases are hardly detected in food commodities prepared for the market. Estimations of exposure (effective dose) to radioactive cesium in foods are decreasing constantly and now around 0.1% of 1 mSv/year.

Japan continues to make utmost efforts for prompt and accurate information sharing regarding this issue. Also, Japan intends to respond to this issue in close cooperation with the relevant international organizations.

Abstract(Current Situation and Protective Measures for Radioactive Materials in Foods) (PDF:922KB) 

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Basic Information

Food and Radiation Q&A (8th Edition, September, 2013)   Food and Radiation Q&A (Leaflet) (September, 2013)   Food and Radiation Q&A Mini (March, 2018) (Consumer Affairs Agency)  

Food and Radiation Q&A
(8th Edition, September, 2013)

Food and Radiation Q&A
(Leaflet) (September, 2013)

Food and Radiation Q&A Mini
(March, 2018) (Consumer Affairs Agency)

Limits

limits

Rigorous Monitoring System

Adopt Rigorous Monitoring Sytem

<Testing Methods>

»Testing Results  

Restriction of Distribution and/or Consumption of Contaminated Food

Restrict Distribution of and/or Contaminated Food

<Inspection and Instruction to Restrict Distribution/Cancellation>

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Estimations of effective dose from radioactive materials in foods

Estimations of effective dose from radioactive materials in foods

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