JP Gov to quit radiation test on 20 kinds of food / Checking beef farmer only once a year

On 3/20/2015, MHLW (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) announced they are going to stop radiation test on 20 sorts of food including Japanese apricot and tea.

The new rule will be applied from this April in 17 prefectures from North East Japan to Kanto area.

Only 45 kinds of food will be tested.

Currently they inspect the farmers to produce beef every 3 months, but it is also going to be reduced to only once a year.




Français :

Le gouvernement Japonais arrête ses contrôles de radioactivité sur 20 sortes d’aliments / Contrôle des fermes à viande une seule fois par an


Le 20 mars 2015, le MHLW (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare = ministère de la Santé du Travail et de l’Aide Sociale) a déclaré qu’ils allaient arrêter de contrôler la radioactivité sur 20 types d’aliments dont le thé et les abricots japonais.

Cette nouvelle réglementation sera appliquées à partir d’avril prochain dans les 17 préfectures du Nord-Est japonais jusqu’à la région de Kanto.
Il ne restera plus que 45 sortes d’aliments contrôlés.
Actuellement, ils inspectent les fermes produisant du bœuf tous les 3 mois et ils vont le réduire à une seule fois par an.

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