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Essential Formulas Incorporated Addresses Impact of Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan on Safety, Supply and Distribution of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Formulations

Sep 30, 2016

UPDATED: September 30, 2016

Japan Radiation Statement September 30th, 2016

As September 30th, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.045 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.026 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.041 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis to radioactive substances in OM-X products, the result shows that Iodine and Cesium were not detected all the time.


UPDATED: February 29, 2016

Japan Radiation Statement February 29, 2016

As February 29th, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.048 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.028 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis to radioactive substances in OM-X products, the result shows that Iodine and Cesium were not detected all the time.


UPDATED: January 29, 2016

Japan Radiation Statement January 29, 2016

As January 29th, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.052 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.035 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.049 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis to radioactive substances in OM-X products, the result shows that Iodine and Cesium were not detected all the time.


UPDATED: December 29, 2015

Japan Radiation Statement December 29, 2015

As December 29th, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.045 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.028 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.041 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis to radioactive substances in OM-X products, the result shows that Iodine and Cesium were not detected all the time.


UPDATED: November 30, 2015

Japan Radiation Statement November 30, 2015

As November 30th, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.049 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.027 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis to radioactive substances in OM-X products, the result shows that Iodine and Cesium were not detected all the time.


UPDATED: September 30, 2015

Japan Radiation Statement September 30, 2015

As September 30th, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.046 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.027 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.041 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis to radioactive substances in OM-X products, the result shows that Iodine and Cesium were not detected all the time.


UPDATED: August 31, 2015

Japan Radiation Statement August 31, 2015

As August 31st, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.046 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.025 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis to radioactive substances in OM-X products, the result shows that Iodine and Cesium were not detected all the time.


UPDATED: June 30, 2015

Japan Radiation Statement June 30, 2015

As of June 30th, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.044 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.026 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.041 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis to radioactive substances in OM-X products, the result shows that Iodine and Cesium were not detected all the time.


UPDATED: May 29, 2015

Japan Radiation Statement May 29, 2015

As of May 29th, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.047 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.027 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.041 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis to radioactive substances in OM-X products, the result shows that Iodine and Cesium were not detected all the time.


UPDATED: April 30, 2015

Japan Radiation Statement April 30, 2015

As of April 30th, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.046 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.026 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.041 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis to radioactive substances in OM-X products, the result shows that Iodine and Cesium were not detected all the time.


UPDATED: March 31, 2015

Japan Radiation Statement March 31, 2015

As of March 31st, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.048 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.027 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis to radioactive substances in OM-X products, the result shows that Iodine and Cesium were not detected all the time.


UPDATED: February 27, 2015

Japan Radiation Statement February 27, 2015

As of February 27th, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.046 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.026 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis to radioactive substances in OM-X products, the result shows that Iodine and Cesium were not detected all the time.


UPDATED: January 30, 2015

Japan Radiation Statement January 30, 2015

As of January 30th, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.046 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.036 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.046 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis of radioactive substances in Dr. Ohhira’s Formulations they test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: December 26, 2014

Japan Radiation Statement December 26, 2014

As of December 26th, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.046 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.026 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.041 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis of radioactive substances in Dr. Ohhira’s Formulations they test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: November 28, 2014

Japan Radiation Statement November 28, 2014

As of November 28th, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.048 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.027 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.043 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis of radioactive substances in Dr. Ohhira’s Formulations they test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: October 31st, 2014

Japan Radiation Statement October 31st, 2014

As of October 31st, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.049 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.027 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis of radioactive substances in Dr. Ohhira’s Formulations they test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: October 1st, 2014

Japan Radiation Statement October 1st, 2014

As of October 1st, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.047 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.026 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.043 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis of radioactive substances in Dr. Ohhira’s Formulations they test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: August 29th, 2014

Japan Radiation Statement August 29th, 2014

As of August 29th, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.044 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.029 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis of radioactive substances in Dr. Ohhira’s Formulations they test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: July 31st, 2014

Japan Radiation Statement July 31st, 2014

As of July 31st, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.045 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.026 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.041 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis of radioactive substances in Dr. Ohhira’s Formulations they test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: May 30th, 2014

Japan Radiation Statement May 30th, 2014

As of May 30th, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.047 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.027 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.043 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis of radioactive substances in Dr. Ohhira’s Formulations they test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: May 1st, 2014

Japan Radiation Statement May 1st, 2014

As of May 1st, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.044 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.034 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis of radioactive substances in Dr. Ohhira’s Formulations they test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: April 1st, 2014

Japan Radiation Statement April 1st, 2014

As of April 1st, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.046 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.026 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis of radioactive substances in Dr. Ohhira’s Formulations they test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: February 28th, 2014

Japan Radiation Statement February 28th, 2014

As of February 28th, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.046 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.027 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis of radioactive substances in Dr. Ohhira’s Formulations they test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: December 30, 2013

Japan Radiation Statement December 30, 2013

As of December 30, 2013, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.048 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.030 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.044 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis of radioactive substances in Dr. Ohhira’s Formulations they test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: October 31, 2013

Japan Radiation Statement October 31, 2013

As of October 30, 2013, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.046 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.027 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.044 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis of radioactive substances in Dr. Ohhira’s Formulations they test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: September 30, 2013

Japan Radiation Statement September 30, 2013

As of September 30, 2013, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.045 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.027 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis of radioactive substances in Dr. Ohhira’s Formulations they test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: August 30, 2013

Japan Radiation Statement August 30, 2013

As of August 30, 2013, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.046 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.027 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.044 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis of radioactive substances in Dr. Ohhira’s Formulations they test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: July 31, 2013

As of July 31, 2013, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.045 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.027 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h.

These locations maintain the high safety levels that have been unchanged from the levels before the earthquake. Moreover, during the analysis of radioactive substances in Dr. Ohhira’s Formulations they test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: June 28, 2013

As of June 28, 2013, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.045 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.026 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h.

And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: April 30, 2013

As of April 2013, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.045 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.028 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h.

And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: March 28th, 2013

As of March 28, 2013, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.046 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.029 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.043 micro Sv/h.

And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: February 28th, 2013

As of February 28, 2013, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.047 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.029 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h.

And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: January 30, 2013

As of January 30, 2013, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.046 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.029 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.043 micro Sv/h.

And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: January 3, 2013

Volunteer Activity in Fukushima

かっちゃん&奥様
“Our hero in a red suit is coming!! Katchan!!” the children shout and yelp with joy.

Last year November 27th, Dr. Takahata (BIOBANK researcher) and Ms. So (dietician) visited Fukushima, where the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant happened in March 2011. Mr. Inoue (Katchan) was one of our customers of the OM-X product, managing an Okonomiyaki restaurant (a Japanese pancake cooked on a hot plate with bits of meat, seafood and chopped cabbages) in Fukushima. He decided to leave Fukushima for his hometown in Hiroshima after that terrible disaster.

Yet, when he saw the tears of his local customers saying “thank you very much for the delicious Okonomiyaki,” he decided to remain in Fukushima and return the favor by cooking Okonomiyaki to the people. Since then, Mr. Inoue has been delivering hearty and healthy Okonomiyaki together with his encouragement.

Mr. Inoue does not only serve his Okonomiyaki at his restaurant, but also serves at kindergartens, nursing homes and institutions. When we realized that Mr. Inoue and BIOANK could relate to each other through strong thoughts of helping people through foods, nourishments and education, we decided to visit “Fukushima Minami Kindergarten” as volunteer.

And after a year, here we are back in the city with tons of organically-grown cabbages, brought all the way from Okayama to be cooked by Katchan, for the children waiting for his Okonomiyaki.

キャベツ
Cabbages organically-grown in Okayama.
line up
Children making a line for Okonomiyaki.
宗さん
Looks delicious!!
okonomiyaki
Let’s eat!!
Dr.takahatakatchan
Yummy!!
Dr. cabbage
Dr. Cabbage (aka Dr. Takahata) giving a small class on foods and nutrition to the children.

UPDATED: December 28, 2012

As of December 28, 2012, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.052 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.037 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.043 micro Sv/h.

And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: November 30, 2012

As of November 30, 2012, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.045 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.030 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.043 micro Sv/h.

And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: October 31, 2012

As of October 31, 2012, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.046 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.030 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h.

And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: September 30, 2012

As of September 30, 2012, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.048 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.030 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.044 micro Sv/h.

And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: August 31, 2012

As of August 31, 2012, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira's manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.046 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule's factory was 0.029 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h.

And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira's products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: July 31, 2012

As of July 31, 2012, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.048 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.029 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h.

And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: June 29, 2012

As of June 29, 2012, 2012, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.047 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.029 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.041 micro Sv/h.

And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: May 31st, 2012

As of May 31, 2012, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.049 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.029 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h.

And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: April 30th, 2012

As of April 30, 2012, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.051 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.029 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h.

And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: March 30th, 2012

As of March 30, 2012, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.049 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.028 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.043 micro Sv/h.

And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: February 28th, 2012

As of February 28th 2012, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.057 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.038 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.044 micro Sv/h.

And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: January 31st, 2012

As of January 31, 2012, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.050 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.037 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.044 micro Sv/h.

And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: December 24th, 2011

As of December 24, 2011, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.051 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.040 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.044 micro Sv/h.

And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: OCTOBER 26th, 2011

As of October 26, 2011, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident.

According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.050 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.040 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.043 micro Sv/h.

And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 28, 2011

Essential Formulas Incorporated Addresses Radiation Concerns and Safety of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Formulations
Sieverts (Sv) – a unit for an absorbed dose of radiation and measures the effect that dose will have on the cells of body. 1 Sievert = 1,000,000 Micro Sieverts

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are manufactured in Okayama, Japan, which is over 700 km (about 435 miles) from where the nuclear plant is located in Fukushima and has never at any time been affected by any concurrent radioactivity.

Masumi Ohhira, CEO of BIOBANK, CO. LTD., manufacturer of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics confirms there was never a concern of radioactive contamination. The paste used in the finished product that is currently being supplied to retailers was in fermentation vats three years prior to the accident. The product encapsulated after the accident has been stringently measured for radioactivity and continues to test negative.

Additionally, Dr. Ohhira’s facility has contamination meters on site that test the air daily and current levels as of September 24, 2011 were the same as they were prior to the accident, 0.089 microsieverts. This level is the same as found in the atmosphere on a normal day in Okayama. For your reference, one radiation dosage when people take an x-ray of the stomach is approximately 600 microsieverts.

As of September 24, 2011, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident. According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.049 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory, where the product is encapsulated and finished, was 0.039 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where the product is transported, was 0.044 micro Sv/h.

Dr. Ohhira’s research facility and factory maintains Good Manufacturing Practice certification and routinely submits all products for independent testing to the Japan Food Research Laboratories. The JFRL has always monitored levels of cesium-134, cesium-137, and iodine, which would indicate radioactive contamination and they will continue to do so as contingent on receiving certification. And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.

When manufacturing commences for a new lot of probiotic paste, safety and viability will be the top priority and all variables will be taken into consideration, including the growing area for all the crops that go into manufacturing Dr. Ohhira’s formulations. Essential Formulas will continue to keep you apprised of any changes as they occur. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns either by phone or email.

Notes on Radiation: Reasons for a range of radiation values

Radiation dosage varies daily. This is influenced when radioactive substances in the air fall near the surface of the ground from rainfall. On windy days, the substances on the ground get stirred up in the air and it can affect these levels.

For example, if you were to be exposed to 0.1 micro Sv/h of radiation for one year, it will be: 0.1x24h (1day) x 365 days = 876 micro Sv/year. A safe level by any standard.

The world average of annual environmental radioactivity that is said to be emitted from natural sources is 2,400 micro Sv.

The influence of radiation from natural sources. Radioactive substances have been present in nature since before the nuclear accident. The following are the types of radiation present in nature.

  • Radiation from the Earth’s interior
  • Cosmic radiation
  • Radioactive pollution from nuclear testing, etc.
  • Radiation contained in rocks, etc. on the ground

In Okayama, Shizuoka and Osaka, the radiation values range from 0.036 to 0.0725 micro sv/h. There are a few areas in Japan where the radiation has always been more that 0.127 micro sv/h. This is due to the nature of the soil in these areas, which includes a high proportion of granite rocks. However, there have never been any health issues due to radiation levels in these areas.

Radiation Dose Chart – this is a very informative chart of the ionizing radiation dose a person can absorb from various sources in relation to direct exposure. http://xkcd.com/radiation


UPDATED: AUGUST 24, 2011

As of August 24, 2011, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident. According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.048 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.044 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.044 micro Sv/h. And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED: JULY 21, 2011

As of July 21, 2011, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident. According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.047 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.039 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h. And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED - JUNE 25, 2011

As of June 25, 2011, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident. According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.049 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.041 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products was 0.042 micro Sv/h. And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED – MAY 31ST, 2011

As of May 30th, 2011, Okayama City where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing plant is located, registered the same high safety level that was present before the accident. According to the recent test result, the air dose rate of radioactive substances in Okayama was 0.066 micro Sv/h. The ambient air around Fuji Capsule’s factory was 0.039 micro Sv/h, and the Kansai International Airport, where we transport our products, was 0.046 micro Sv/h. These values are at the same level measured in the air in Okayama City on any given day prior the natural disaster and nuclear incident. And as with previous test results, Dr. Ohhira’s products test completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED - May 13th, 2011

As of May 11, 2011 the city of Okayama, where Dr. Ohhira’s manufacturing factory is located, maintains the same high level of safety that was present before the accident. Recent test results show the density level of radioactive substance in the air at Dr. Ohhira’s fermentation facility in Okayama was 0.052 micro Sv/h. The ambient air at Fuji Capsule factory maintains a low level of 0.051 micro Sv/h and the Kansai International Airport, where the product is transported, tests 0.046 micro Sv/h. These levels are the same range found in the atmosphere on a normal day in Okayama. For your reference, one radiation dosage when people take an X-ray of the stomach is approximately 600 microsieverts. Tests were also conducted on density levels of radioactive substance in Dr. Ohhira’s products and the results were completely negative for Iodine and Cesium.


UPDATED - April 19, 2011

Essential Formulas and Dr. Ohhira want to reassure our customers that every capsule of probiotic shipped from Japan has tested negative for any exposure to radiation before it is transported to the United States. To further ensure the safety of the product the FDA inspection at U.S. borders is vigilant and augmented with screenings of all shipments. The air and soil around Dr. Ohhira's factory and lab are also routinely screened and continue to test negative. The health of our customers is our first priority and we will continue stringent oversight and review of all safety protocols as they pertain to the manufacturing and distribution of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics. For more information on radiation safety visit the FDA website.


For Immediate Release: March 23rd, 2011

Essential Formulas Inc. Addresses Impact of Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan on Safety, Supply and Distribution of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Formulas

Dallas - As the tragic situation unfolds in Japan, Essential Formulas Incorporated’s primary concern has been for the safety of the Japanese people as well as Dr. Ohhira’s employees and their families. We can happily report that they are all safe and out of harm’s way.

“This is an evolving situation with new information coming in rapidly, and as such we are in constant communication with Dr. Ohhira and his colleagues and will continue to monitor the situation closely,” said Michael Schoor, Essential Formulas’ chief executive officer. “In regards to the product supply chain and safety of Dr. Ohhira’s products, we want to reassure our retailers and customers that we are staying abreast of all details and relaying them as we receive them from Japan.”

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are manufactured in Okayama, Japan, which is over 700 km from the nuclear plant in Fukushima. Therefore, Dr. Ohhira’s factory has not been affected by any concurrent radioactivity. The fermented paste, which is used for the finished product that is currently being supplied to retailers, has been fermenting in vats for 3 years prior, so there is no concern of radioactive contamination. As there is sufficient stock of the finished product, there will be no disruption or delay in the delivery of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic supplements.

Additionally, Dr. Ohhira’s facility has contamination meters on site that test the air daily and current levels as of March 15, 2011 were the same as they were on March 5, 2011, 0.089 microsieverts. This level is the same as found in the atmosphere on a normal day in Okayama. For your reference, one radiation dosage when people take an X-ray of the stomach is approximately 600 microsieverts. Dr. Ohhira’s research facility and factory maintains Good Manufacturing Practice certification and routinely submits all products for independent testing to the Japan Food Research Laboratories. The JFRL has always monitored levels of cesium-134, cesium-137, and iodine, which would indicate radioactive contamination and they will continue to do so as contingent on receiving certification. All probiotic capsules we sent for analysis on March 18th, 2011 and tested negative for radioactive contamination.

When manufacturing commences for a new lot of probiotic paste, safety and viability will be the top priority and all variables will be taken into consideration, including the growing area for all the crops that go into manufacturing Dr. Ohhira’s formulations. Essential Formulas will continue to keep you apprised of any changes as they occur. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns either by phone or email.

Contact: Kelly Charles kcharles@essesntialformulas.com 972-255-3918
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