In the case of the detection of "mycotoxin" in wheat produced in Iwate Prefecture sold by JA Zen-Noh Iwate, ingredients made from this wheat were used in school lunches at some elementary and junior high schools in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture, and three children and students who had eaten school lunches so far complained of diarrhea. The relationship with "mold toxin" is not known.

In the wheat "Nambu wheat" produced in Iwate Prefecture sold by JA Zen-Noh Iwate, "mycotoxin" that may cause vomiting and other causes was detected in excess of the standard value.

According to the Kesennuma City Board of Education, on the 1st of this month, rice crackers made from wheat were used in the "rice cracker soup" provided at school lunches at 12 elementary and junior high schools in the city, and three of the children and students in the city who ate the school lunch visited the hospital with symptoms such as diarrhea.

All of them are mild, and the relationship with school lunches is unknown.

On the 3th of last month, the Miyagi Prefectural School Lunch Association was contacted by a vendor that mycotoxin was detected in the wheat as a raw material, and we contacted the school lunch center and school in the prefecture where the rice crackers were delivered, but the school lunch was provided without contacting the school lunch center in Kesennuma City.

The Prefectural School Lunch Association has stated that it will "confirm measures to prevent recurrence so that similar troubles do not occur in the future."