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As part of the Government of Canada's response to the March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) tested imported food products from Japan for radioactivity. Import volumes from Japan are very low. As of June 15, 2011, 169 samples of imported food products from Japan were tested and all products were below Health Canada action levels.

MDC is defined as the Minimum Detectable Concentration and is typically around 2 Bq/Kg. The CODEX Limits for radioactive particles (Cs-134, Cs-137, and I-131) is 1000 Bq/Kg for general consumption. The sample size used for the test is generally around 120 g and the method used is High Resolution Gamma Spectroscopy.
Sample Product Sample date Country of Origin Iodine -131 Cesium -134 Cesium -137
1 Fish and Seafood April 5, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
2 Fish and Seafood April 5, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
3 Fruit and vegetables April 5, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
4 Fish and Seafood April 6, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
5 Fish and Seafood April 6, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
6 Fish and Seafood April 6, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
7 Fish and Seafood April 7, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
8 Processed product April 8, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
9 Fish and Seafood April 8, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
10 Fish and Seafood April 8, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
11 Processed product April 11, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
12 Processed product April 11, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
13 Processed product April 11, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
14 Processed product April 11, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
15 Processed product April 11, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
16 Processed product April 11, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
17 Processed product April 11, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
18 Processed product April 12, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
19 Processed product April 13, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
20 Processed product April 13, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
21 Processed product April 13, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
22 Processed product April 13, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
23 Fish and Seafood April 15, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
24 Fish and Seafood April 15, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
25 Fish and Seafood April 15, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
26 Fruit and vegetables April 15, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
27 Fruit and vegetables April 15, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
28 Fish and Seafood April 18, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
29 Processed product April 19, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
30 Processed product April 19, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
31 Processed product April 19, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
32 Fish and Seafood April 19, 2011 Japan <MDC 3.56 Bq/Kg Table Note * 4.1 Bq/Kg Table Note *
33 Processed product April 19, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
34 Processed product April 19, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
35 Processed product April 20, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
36 Fish and Seafood April 20, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
37 Processed product April 26, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
38 Processed product April 26, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
39 Fish and Seafood April 26, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
40 Fish and Seafood April 26, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
41 Fish and Seafood April 26, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
42 Fish and Seafood April 26, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
43 Processed product April 26, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
44 Processed product April 26, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
45 Processed product April 26, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
46 Fish and Seafood April 26, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
47 Fish and Seafood April 26, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
48 Fish and Seafood April 26, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
49 Fish and Seafood April 26, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
50 Fish and Seafood April 26, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
51 Fish and Seafood April 26, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
52 Fish and Seafood April 26, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
53 Fish and Seafood April 26, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
54 Processed Product April 27, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
55 Processed Product April 27, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
56 Fish and Seafood April 28, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
57 Fruit and Vegetables April 29, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
58 Processed Product April 29, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
59 Processed Product April 29, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
60 Processed Product April 29, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
61 Fish and Seafood May 2, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
62 Fish and Seafood May 2, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
63 Processed Product May 2, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
64 Processed Product May 2, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
65 Processed Product May 2, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
66 Grain Product May 2, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
67 Processed Product May 2, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
68 Processed Product May 2, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
69 Processed Product May 2, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
70 Processed Product May 2, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
71 Processed Product May 2, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
72 Processed Product May 2, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
73 Processed Product May 2, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
74 Processed Product May 2, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
75 Fish and Seafood May 2, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
76 Fish and Seafood May 2, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
77 Fish and Seafood May 2, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
78 Fish and Seafood May 2, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
79 Fish and Seafood May 2, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
80 Fish and Seafood May 2, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
81 Processed Product May 3, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
82 Processed Product May 3, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
83 Processed Product May 3, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
84 Processed Product May 3, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
85 Processed Product May 3, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
86 Processed Product May 3, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
87 Processed Product May 3, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
88 Processed Product May 3, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
89 Processed Product May 3, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
90 Processed Product May 3, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
91 Fish and Seafood May 3, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
92 Processed Product May 3, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
93 Processed Product May 3, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
94 Processed Product May 3, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
95 Processed Product May 3, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
96 Processed Product May 4, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
97 Processed Product May 4, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
98 Fish and Seafood May 4, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
99 Fish and Seafood May 4, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
100 Fish and Seafood May 4, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
101 Processed Product May 4, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
102 Fish and Seafood May 4, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
103 Processed Product May 4, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
104 Processed Product May 4, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
105 Processed Product May 4, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
106 Processed Product May 5, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
107 Processed Product May 5, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
108 Processed Product May 5, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
109 Processed Product May 5, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
110 Processed Product May 5, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
111 Processed Product May 9, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
112 Processed Product May 10, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
113 Fish and Seafood May 10 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
114 Processed Product May 10, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
115 Processed Product May 10, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
116 Processed Product May 11, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
117 Processed Product May 16, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
118 Fruit and Vegetables May 17, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
119 Processed Product May 18, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
120 Processed Product May 18, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
121 Processed Product May 18, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
122 Processed Product May 18, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
123 Processed Product May 18, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
124 Fish and Seafood May 18, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
125 Processed Product May 18, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
126 Processed Product May 24, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
127 Processed Product May 24, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
128 Processed Product May 18, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
129 Fish and Seafood May 26, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
130 Processed Product May 26, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
131 Fish and Seafood May 27, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
132 Processed Product May 27, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
133 Processed Product May 28, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
134 Processed Product May 28, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
135 Processed Product May 30, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
136 Processed Product May 30, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
137 Processed Product May 30, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
138 Processed Product May 30, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
139 Processed Product May 30, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
140 Processed Product May 30, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
141 Fish and Seafood May 30, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
142 Fish and Seafood May 31 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
143 Processed Product May 31, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
144 Processed Product May 31, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
145 Processed Product May 31, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
146 Processed Product May 31, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
147 Processed Product May 31, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
148 Processed Product June 1, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
149 Processed Product May 31, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
150 Fish and Seafood June 6, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
151 Processed Product June 6, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
152 Processed Product June 6, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
153 Processed Product June 6, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
154 Processed Product June 6, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
155 Processed Product June 6, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
156 Processed Product June 6, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
157 Processed Product June 6, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
158 Processed Product June 6, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
159 Processed Product June 6, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
160 Processed Product June 6, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
161 Processed Product June 6, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
162 Fish and Seafood June 6, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
163 Processed Product June 6, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
164 Processed Product June 7, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
165 Processed Product June 8, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
166 Processed Product June 8, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
167 Processed Product June 8, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
168 Processed Product June 8, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC
169 Processed Product June 8, 2011 Japan <MDC <MDC <MDC

Table Note

Table Note *

While this product is above the Minimum Detectable Concentration, it does not pose a health risk to consumers. Health Canada has determined that the action level for this product is 1000 Bq/Kg. Action levels are the food safety thresholds for which a specific radionuclide should not exceed. Should these levels be exceeded, appropriate risk management action would be taken depending on the exposure and the potential impact of the product on humans.

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