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German testing firm starts food radiation measuring service in Japan via The Mainichi Daily News

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The Japanese unit of Tuv Rheinland Group, a major German inspection and certification service provider, said Tuesday it has launched services to measure radioactive content in agricultural, dairy and food products.

The new service examines samples sent by clients, such as food makers and retailers, to check the amount of cesium and other radioactive substances contained in them for 18,000 yen or more each, Tuv Rheinland Japan Ltd. said.

Simpler measurements on behalf of individual farmers and other clients cost at least 10,000 yen per sample, the Yokohama-based company said.

Tuv Rheinland Japan has begun the service as consumer concern about food safety has heightened since the Fukushima nuclear crisis caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster.

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