2015/06/28 at 4:57 pm
22nd June 2015 – New Contaminated Japanese Tea Found In Taiwan
One was a “roasted” Japanese tea that tested at 18.8 bq/kg of combined cesium. The second was a Japanese tea blend of matcha green tea and brown rice, that product tested at 9.5 bq/kg.
The previous highest readings were lower than 700,000 Bq/m3.
20th June 2015 – 1,000000 Bq/m3 of Sr-90 detected in seawater of Fukushima plane port / Highest in recorded history.
18th May 2015 – SimplyInfo.org Report: Taiwan Food Testing Of Japanese Imports
The testing results included roughly an item a day that was found to be contaminated. Taiwan’s food radiation limit is 370 bq/kg. Japan’s food limit was 500 bq/kg until April of 2012 when it was reduced to 100 bq/kg.
There were other foods that were over the 100 bq/kg level before it was the official limit in Japan. These included wheat flour, potato chips, a type of “fries”, and frozen carp.
13th May 2015 – Taiwan’s food test results from March 2011 to May 2015
29th April 2015 – Taiwan Customs Broker Arrested In Fukushima Food Scandal
A food import customs broker has been arrested in Taiwan on charges he faked import testing and documents. This included allegations that he faked origin documentation on seafood products that were from Chiba prefecture in Japan in order to import them into Taiwan. All of the food items had been sent to restaurants in Taiwan and served.
6th May 2015 – Mos Burger denies speculation its foods use radiation-tainted sauces
The MHW’s Food and Drugs Administration (FDA, 食藥署) said that Magic Food had been importing its “No Brand Sauce” from at least one of the five radiation-stricken Japanese prefectures last month. 504 kilograms of goods were stopped at customs and did not make it onto shelves, according to the FDA’s report.
2015/03/28 at 5:58 pm
26th March 2015 – Banned Japanese Fukushima Foods Mislabeled, Sold In Taiwan (Report Update)
A total of 300 food items were found on sale in Taiwan with falsified origin food labels. Investigators found an additional 3000 mislabeled products at the port of Keelung. Local health officials have seized some of the food products but many were already sold to customers.
193 of those were found to contain no radiation by Taiwan’s Atomic
Energy Council. This would indicate that 101 were contaminated.
There have also been calls by legislators for sanctioning the companies involved or a wide scale boycott of all Japanese foods. Citizen groups are also calling for much more strict import and testing processes to be put in place on all Japanese food products. Taiwan’s Homemaker’s Union demanded that the government require food origin and radiation testing proof for Japanese imports.
Where else have these products ended up! Haven’t heard anything in the main stream Western press on this subject. Well it seems British, Australian, Canadian and US citizens don’t matter, just send it there and they will heartily consume it!
Thanks to SimplyInfo for this detailed update on the Japanese food mislabeling report.
25th March 2015 – 283 mislabelled Japanese food products originated near Fukushima: Taiwan govt
More than 283 Japanese food products imported from the radiation-stricken areas near the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster were found to be relabelled as having come from other areas of Japan and sold to local customers, authorities said yesterday.
Officials from New Taipei City’s Department of Health, as well as the Food and Drug Administration and other law-enforcement authorities, seized the mislabelled products, although a substantial portion had already been sold to consumers.
4th January 2014 – Japanese seafood contamination found in Taiwan and Sri Lanka
FDA Taiwan detected high level of radiation in imported foods from Japan in 2012. Green tea, flour, fish etc…
It shows green tea powder with Cs 321bq/kg is successful for the distribution to the market because it’s less than Taiwanese Standard of 370 bq/kg.
23rd December 2013 – Japanese seafood contamination found in Taiwan and Sri Lanka
Waduge said that radiation levels, particularly in seafood items imported from Japan, had noticeably increased. He attributed the high level to the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Plant.
However, he said that radiation levels were below the danger level of 100 Becquerel (BQ), with the readings indicating the level varying between 15 and 20 (BQ).
18th April 2014 – Pakistan may ban Japan edible items, Senate told
Almost three years back in April 2011, Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority had directed authorities dealing with Cargo arriving directly or indirectly from Japan to screen all types of consignments including edible/non-edible, for radiation.
It is worthy of mentioning here that country’s nuclear scientists had advised the federal government three years back to halt all types of goods from Japan to minimize the threat of radiation following the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis in Japan. The scientists had advised the government after they detected high level of Iodine from the consignments imported from Japan.
keeping in view that the move to ban imports from Japan may hurt bilateral relationship between the two friendly countries, the Pakistani government never imposed ban on import of goods from Japan.
This is criminal behaviour by a government. It allowed highly radioactive contaminated food items into the country, just to keep relations sweet with Japan.
12th December 2015 – India’s nuclear industry pours its wastes into a river of death and disease
When Ghosh’s team seven years ago collected samples from the river and also from adjacent wells, he was alarmed by the results. The water was adulterated with radioactive alpha particles that cannot be absorbed through the skin or clothes, but if ingested cause 1,000 times more damage than other types of radiation. In some places, the levels were 160 percent higher than safe limits set by the World Health Organization.
“It was potentially catastrophic,” Ghosh said in a recent interview. Millions of people along the waterway were potentially exposed.
What the professor’s team uncovered was hard evidence of the toxic footprint cast by the country’s secret nuclear mining and fuel fabrication program. It is now the subject of a potentially powerful legal action, shining an unusual light on India’s nuclear ambitions and placing a cloud over its future reactor operations.