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8 July 2012

EC Report – Food treated with Ionising Radiation

Report from the European Commission to the European parliament and Council on food and food ingredients treated with ionising radiation for the year 2010

The European Union published its report on food irradiated in the European Union in 2010 – published 2012

Out of 24 approved irradiation facilities in 13 member states ( 2 of which were approved during the year – Bulgaria & Estonia) 17 reported having processed food or food ingredients.

9,263 tonnes of food or food ingredients were treated with ionising radiation 91% in three countries ( Belgium 63%, Netherlands 17%, France 11%). The main products were frogs legs 48%, poultry 22% and herds & spices 16%.