JAPAN | Shizuoka begins checking rice for radiation

Posted on August 2, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | 2 August 2011

Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, has begun checking locally grown rice for radiation to prove its safety.

The prefectural government brought 2 kilograms of rice in their husks from Kikugawa city to a private testing institution. The early-ripening variety of the rice will be harvested soon.

Shizuoka plans to announce the result of the test on Wednesday.

The farmer who provided the sample rice says he hopes the test will certify the safety of his product.

Shizuoka Prefecture is checking 36 food items including milk and wasabi horseradish. As for rice, the prefecture plans to inspect produce from 3 others areas in early October.

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