In some samples of wild boar meat and wild mushrooms, the official inspection bodies still found elevated levels of Cs137 in a few cases in 2021.



In 2021, the Chemical and Veterinary Inspection Authorities of Stuttgart and Freiburg carried out measurements on more than 1300 food samples for the radioactive element cesium-137. Fortunately, in almost 90% of the samples the measured activity was in the range of 0.1 - 3 Bq/kg, i.e. very far below the legal limit of 600 Bq/kg. However, limit exceedances were measured in individual samples of wild boar meat from contaminated regions in Baden-Württemberg, which greatly exceeded the limit.


The front-runner was a wild boar from the region around Biberach, in which 3,870 Bq/kg were measured. All samples taken from butchers and restaurants, however, remained without objection. In imported wild mushrooms, a maximum value of 51 Bq/kg was found; in domestic forest mushrooms, the highest measured value was 201 Bq/kg. Also in imported wild blueberries only minor Cs137 levels could be detected.  



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Author: Dr. Frank Mörsberger