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Japanese Green Tea Product Safety
For two consecutive years the Shizuoka Prefectural Government has contracted a certified independent agency to test in its own laboratory green tea harvested from all parts of the region for radiation. In both instances all the samples tested safe for human consumption in accordance with USA (USDA), European Union, Australian and Japanese government standards. No unsafe tea has ever reached any consumer.
With the health and well being of consumers in mind, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan strengthened safety standards for the 2012 crop. The report “Results of Tests for Radioactivity of Tea Produced in Shizuoka Prefecture in 2012” is available for your viewing at the link below. The samples tested were for “brewed tea” which is the state it is actually consumed. The test results for all the samples were the same. Radioactive Cesium 134 and 137 were “N.D.” (Not Detected). Shizuoka green tea has once again been certified to be absolutely safe for your consumption and enjoyment.