Month: June 2011

Month: June 2011

Readings on Teas Tested at Roissy Airport Are Twice Export Limit
June 21, 2011 Data Dan Bolton

SHIMIZU, Shizuoka, Japan Shipments of tea grown in Shimizu, one of three wards in Shizuoka city were banned this week after authorities discovered high levels of cesium. Readings of 981 becquerels per kilogram, nearly double the legal limit for shipments, led Japanese authorities to ban tea from Shimizu. The ward is a major port and

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Five of 20 Shizuoka Factories Tested Reveal Contaminated Tea
June 15, 2011 Data World Tea News

TOKYO, Japan Tests in five of the first 20 Shizuoka tea processing facilities to be tested showed illegal concentration of cesium in dry tea leaves. All were promptly shut down and recent shipments recalled. Levels varied from 581 to 654 bequerels per kilogram (bq/kg) in a quarter of factories tested in the Warashina district, which contains

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Contaminated Shizuoka Tea Traced to Warashina District Factory
June 2, 2011 Data World Tea News

TOKYO, Japan The Japanese government is testing 100 tea processing factories and has halted shipments from the Warashina district of Shizuoka City. Dry tea from a Warashina factory exceeded cesium levels despite government safety assurances and on Thursday shipments were promptly banned by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Advertisement Masanori Den Shirakata owner of

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NIST Releases New Green Tea Standards
June 1, 2011 Standard World Tea News

WASHINGTON, D.C. The health benefits of green tea remain largely undiscovered as researchers continue to announce encouraging findings. This week the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a suite of green tea reference materials to help manufactures evaluate the composition of their products. The reference materials also assure researchers of the accuracy of

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