JAPAN ATOMIC INDUSTRIAL FORUM, INC.

for Japanese

ATOMS in JAPAN

5 February, 2018

Usage Rate of Locally-Produced Materials in Fukushima Prefecture School Lunches Returns to Pre-Accident Levels

On February 1, Fukushima Prefecture announced that the usage rate of locally-produced materials in school lunches served at schools in its jurisdiction was 35.6 percent in fiscal year 2017, returning effectively to the level that had existed before the March 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants.

The rate had been 36.1 percent in FY10, but dropped to 18.3 percent in FY12, after the accident. Since then, though, the rate has been steadily recovering.

Fukushima Prefecture’s locally-produced rate for school lunches is already higher than the national average of twenty-five percent, with a target of forty percent set for FY20. Said the person in charge, “There are still parents who are concerned about this, and it is natural for them to be so. We will listen closely to them as we continue our inspections and public information activities.”

 

FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
36.1% NA 18.3% 19.1% 21.9% 27.3% 32.3% 35.6%

 

The ingredients used in lunches prepared at 310 facilities in the prefecture were checked item by item on five different days in both June and November, leading to the calculation of the locally-produced rate.

The prefecture also releases information about the results of tests for radioactive substances in the ingredients in school meals on the Internet and in school notices. It has invited parents and guardians to visit inspection sites and taste school meals. Those steady efforts appear to be having an effect.

In inspections made after the accident, the radioactive values for foods in Fukushima have never exceeded the national criteria. Indeed, the prefecture’s own standards are even stricter than the national ones.

Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

SNS facebooktwitter

NPPs Map

Video

“The current situation at Fukushima Daiichi NPS” -From 3.11 toward the future- (ver, July 2019)

8 July, 2019
“The current situation at Fukushima Daiichi NPS” -From 3.11 toward the future- (ver, July 2019)09:17

Recent News

8 November, 2019
EU to Ease Restrictions on Japanese Food Imports, Though Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Asserts Japan Will Work Toward Their Full Elimination
28 October, 2019
OCCTO’s Electricity Supply and Outlook for Winter Sees Capacity Reserve Margin of 3 Percent Nationwide
23 October, 2019
Symposium with Students Held in Tsuruga City on Future Research and Test Reactors
17 October, 2019
JAIF Holds Women’s Symposium, with Presentations by Weathercaster and Professor
7 October, 2019
Fukushima Joban Products Fair Begins, Featuring Seafood Sent Directly to Restaurants in Tokyo-Yokohama Area
3 October, 2019
Kindai University, Hayakawa Rubber Develop Easily-molded Radiation Shielding Material
30 September, 2019
MEXT Minister Shares His Hopes with the Press, Seeking to Secure Human Resources Together with Universities
19 September, 2019
Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Attends Opening Ceremony of Japan Booth at IAEA General Conference
19 September, 2019
At 63rd IAEA General Conference, Japanese Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Stresses Need for Science-based Discussions on Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Measures
10 September, 2019
Symposium in Tokyo Looks at Taiwanese Energy Situation, and Discusses Fear and Misinformation about Foods Sourced in Fukushima
▲TOP