Company Initiatives

Potato Kaitsuka is committed to delivering safe and tasty sweet potatoes to our customers.

Everyone, from small children to senior citizens, adores sweet potatoes.
Potato Kaitsuka is constantly striving to live up to our customers' wishes to "enjoy safe food." We advance such efforts through joint research and the exchange of information and opinions with our contract farms, the producers of the sweet potatoes.

INITIATIVES CONCERNING RADIOACTIVE SUBSTANCES

Response to the new standards limiting radioactive substance levels announced by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

To ensure that our customers can enjoy our sweet potatoes with a full sense of reassurance, Potato Kaitsuka conducts pre-shipment inspections to confirm that all produce scheduled for delivery fall within the required standards.

Standard

Pre-shipment inspection / Daily voluntary inspection

Daily voluntary inspection

image Screening tests are conducted using the NMU12 Food Radiation Measurement System, a conveyor-style inspection machine. This system can inspect all the sweet potatoes in the orange containers.

Monthly inspections by an external organization

image Inspection methods based on gamma ray micro-spectrometry using a germanium semiconductor detector are conducted (compliant with measurement methods stipulated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology).

INITIATIVES CONCERNING AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL RESIDUES

Potato Kaitsuka conducts regular tests on agricultural chemical residues based on the Food Safety Basic Act and provides the test results to the general public.

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