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Fukushima Prefecture provides safe agricultural,foresty and fishery products

Monitoring with germanium semiconductor detectors

Fukushima Prefecture uses germanium semiconductor detectors to undertake the monitoring of agricultural products produced in the prefecture prior to shipment. (Simplified analyzing devices are used for some of the products that are produced in and shipped from limited areas.)

Testing of all volume and all bags of rice

Fukushima Prefecture measures the radioactive cesium level of all the rice produced in the prefecture in 2012 or later. The rice is tested on a bag-by-bag basis with test equipment prepared by the prefectural government and under a system it established. Each bag, containing 30 kilograms of rice, is tested for safety before shipment so as to prevent the distribution of rice whose radioactive cesium level exceeds the standard limit. This is a new initiative taken only by Fukushima Prefecture to ensure the safety and security of the rice and regain consumer confidence.

Trial fishing operations

Due to the impact of the nuclear accident, coastal fishery operators have been forced to refrain from operating. However, some kinds of fish have been confirmed as being safe for consumption as a result of monitoring. Trial fishing operations mean surveys, distribution, and sales of these kinds of fish. Soma Futaba Fisheries Cooperative started trial fishing operations in June 2012, while Iwaki-shi Fisheries Cooperative started in October 2013.

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