A requirement put into effect six years ago after the Fukushima earthquake for Iodine-131 (I-131) radiation testing of food from East Japan has been lifted by the Hong Kong Center for Food Safety.

The half-life of I-131  is only about eight days. More than seven years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake with…

Hong Kong’s Center  for Food Safety (CFS), a unit of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has released the findings of its food safety report for December 2016 and surveillance information for 2016.

Only 13 of 9,800 food samples tested during December were found to be unsatisfactory, meaning the overall satisfactory rate for the month…

A collaboration between two companies has developed a device for detecting radiation-contamination food. After an earthquake and tsunami damaged Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011 and caused a significant leak of radioactive material, RIKEN Global Research Cluster and G-Tech began researching methods for detecting radioactive cesium in food. Radiation-detection_406x250 The detector system…

A local farming official in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, said Monday that rice grown in the area of the 2011 nuclear disaster has passed that country’s radiation checks. Small amounts of the region’s approximately 360,000-ton rice harvest did not pass in 2012 or 2013 and had to be destroyed. Tsuneaki Oonami said that nearly the entire…