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Aomori Prefecture has been monitoring radiation levels in agricultural, forestry, and fishery products since July 26, 2011. To date, 65 kinds of items have been inspected, on 814 occasions. No radioactivity has been detected in any of the items checked.

The results of radioactive monitoring for agricultural, forestry, and fishery products in Aomori Prefecture

Food Categories Number of items Number of samplings Food tested
Grains 142 Unpolished rice、Wheat、Soybean、Soba etc
Vegetables 24 205 Chinese yam、Garlic、Burdock etc
Fruits 255 Apple、Peach、Pear、Grape etc
Livestock products 55 Raw milk、Poultry egg、Dent corn etc
Forestry products Log-grown shiitake
Fishery products 25 150 Migratory fish, coastal fish, freshwater fish
Total 65 814

Effective April 1, 2012, the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare changed the standard values for radioactive materials in food. Aomori Prefecture is checking these radioactive values.
According to the Fisheries Agency, some migratory fish are contaminated with radioactive cesium, so Aomori Prefecture has enforced the monitoring of migratory fish, increasing the number of samplings.

Radioactive materials monitoring plans in agricultural, forestry, and fishery products in Aomori Prefecture in the Heisei 24 fiscal year

Food Categories Number of items Number of samplings Food tested
Grains 122 Unpolished rice、Wheat、Soybean、Soba etc
Vegetables 32 212 Chinese yam、Garlic、Burdock etc
Fruits 10 140 Apple、Peach、Pear、Grape etc
Livestock products 131 Raw milk、Poultry egg、Grass etc
Forestry products 12 Log-grown shiitake、Mushroom bed grown siitake、Mushroom bed grown pholiota nameko
Fishery products 44 795 Migratory fish, coastal fish, freshwater fish
Total 99 1412
Notes: Fishery products are inspected by Aomori Prefecture as well as the Government.