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JT completes prepurchase leaf tests

| October 10, 2013

Japan’s burley and native tobacco from 144 of the 146 areas where these leaf types are grown have been found to fall within Japan Tobacco Inc.’s standard value for radioactive materials—radioactive cesium of 100 Bq/kg.

JT said today that it had now completed its prepurchase radioactive material testing of this year’s Japanese domestic leaf tobacco.

However, it intended to continue with its scheme of testing domestic leaf tobacco after purchase, and testing and monitoring a number of times at each stage of its production process.

Prepurchase testing started in late July with the country’s flue-cured tobacco, which, it was announced on Aug. 6, was given a clean bill of health.

JT said that it would not purchase this year’s leaf tobacco produced in the two areas where the results exceeded its standard value.

Category: Breaking News

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