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1 December 2005

List of Approved Facilities for Food Irradiation

Did you know that on October 7th 2004 the Commission of the European communities amended thee Directive 1999/2/EC of the European Parliament concerning foods and food ingredients treated with ionizing radiation?

The amendment included that specific foodstuffs and food ingredients may be imported from a country outside the EC, if treated in an approved irradiation facility. Approved facilities include Isotron, HEPRO and Gamwave in South Africa, GAMMA-PAK, Turkey and Studer, Switzerland. These are in addition to the already approved facilities within the European Union.

We will keep you informed on expanding the list of approved irradiation facilities and food irradiation activities min Europe and elsewhere.