Blueberry Jam From Poland With 220 Bq/Kg Of Radioactive Cesium … 26 Years After Chernobyl

Blueberry Jam from Poland with 220 Bq/kg of Radioactive Cesium, 26 Years After Chernobyl (EX-SKF, April 30, 2012):

The food retailer Meiji-ya was about to import blueberry jam from Europe, but the sample test found radioactive cesium exceeding the new safety limit of 100 becquerels/kg. Blueberries were grown in Poland.

From Chunichi Shinbun (5/1/2012):

食品小売りの明治屋(東京都中央区)が4月にオーストリアの業者から輸入しようとしたブルーベリージャム3個から、放射性セシウムの新基準値を超える1キログラム当たり140~220ベクレルが検出され、厚生労働省が荷の積み戻しなどを指示していた。

140 to 220 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium was detected in the three jars of blueberry jam that food retailer Maiji-ya (Chuo-ku, Tokyo) was about to import from an Austrian distributor in April. The Ministry of Health and Welfare ordered the company to send back the shipment.

輸入時の検査で判明した。商品は流通していない。輸入食品で新基準値を超えたのは初。

It was revealed by the import inspection, and the products are not sold in the market. This was the first time that imported food exceeded the new safety limit.

ブルーベリーの原産国はポーランドで、明治屋は輸入する予定だったジャム約1千個全てを返品する。

The blueberries were grown in Poland. Meiji-ya will return all 1,000 jars that it planned to import.

輸入食品のセシウムの規制値は3月までは同370ベクレルで、4月から新基準値の100ベクレルが適用された。東京電力福島第1原発の事故後、370ベクレルを超えた輸入食品はなかった。

The safety limit for radioactive cesium for imported food was 370 becquerels/kg until the end of March, but starting April it is 100 becquerels/kg. Since the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant accident, there has been no imported food that was found with more than 370 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium.

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