Operations of NRIB for the Great East Japan Earthquake

After the accident of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in March 2011, NRIB is carrying out following operations to keep the safety and reliability of alcohol beverages for consumers and to provide sufficient information for producers. These operations are carried out in cooperation with the National Tax Agency, which is responsible for the quality and safety of alcohol beverages in Japan.

The results of these operations contributed to the decision of EU that alcohol beverages are excluded from the special condition for imported foods originated in Japan from 30 October 2012 by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 996/2012.

In addition to the analysis mentioned above, following researches are carried out at present.

  • Transfer of Cs from grape to wine.
  • Researches on beer and Umeshu (liqueur made with Japanese apricot).