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Directive 1999/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning foods and food ingredients treated with ionizing radiation.

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
1999
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
CELEX-EUR Official Journal L 66, 13 March 1999, pp. 16-23.
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Treated food Radiation Standards Inspection International trade Packaging/labelling
Geographical area
European Union Countries
Entry into force notes
This Directive shall entered into force on 20 March 1999.
Abstract

This Directive shall apply to the manufacture, marketing and importation of foods and food ingredients, treated with ionizing radiation. The conditions which must be fulfilled for authorization of the treatment of foodstuffs with ionizing radiation are set out in Annex I. At the time of treatment such foodstuffs must be in a suitably wholesome state. Irradiation may be carried out only by means of the sources listed in Annex II. The overall average absorbed dose shall be calculated in accordance with Annex III. The Community list of foodstuffs which may be treated with ionizing radiation to the exclusion of all others and the maximum radiation doses authorized shall be defined in the implementing Directive. On the labelling of foodstuffs treated with ionizing radiation shall be appear on the label the words 'irradiated` or 'treated with ionizing radiation`. A foodstuff treated with ionizing radiation may not be imported from a third country unless it complies with the conditions, which apply to those foodstuffs, is accompanied by documents, and was treated in an irradiation facility approved by the Community. The Scientific Committee for Food shall be consulted on any matter falling within the scope of this Directive likely to have an effect on public health. (18 articles and 3 Annexes)

Full text
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Website
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References - Legislation

Implemented by

Food Irradiation Provisions (Wales) Regulations 2009 (W.S.I. No. 1795 (W.162) of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Treated food, Packaging/labelling, International trade, Standards, Radiation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending the Act on foodstuffs and tobacco products.

Legislation | Czechia | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade, Inspection, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 67 of 2011 (VII. 13.) of the Ministry of Rural Development concerning the rules of treatment of foodstuff with ionizing radiation.

Legislation | Hungary | 2011

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Authorization/permit, Condiments/herbs/spices, Data collection/reporting, Internal trade, International trade, Packaging/labelling, Radiation, Registration, Standards, Treated food

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Irradiation (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (S.S.I. No. 261 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Treated food, Packaging/labelling, International trade, Standards, Radiation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Irradiation Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 (S.R. No. 258 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Treated food, Packaging/labelling, International trade, Transport/storage, Standards, Radiation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on radiation of food with ionizing rays.

Legislation | Poland | 2007

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Treated food, Radiation, Standards, International trade, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Irradiation Provisions (England) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 1584 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Treated food, Packaging/labelling, International trade, Standards, Radiation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act No. XLVI of 2008 on food chain and its control.

Legislation | Hungary | 2008 (2023)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Access-to-information, Codex Alimentarius, Consumer protection, Food quality control/food safety, Offences/penalties, Packaging/labelling, Traceability/product tracing, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, HACCP, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health, Animal welfare, Pests/diseases, Fertilizers/nutrients, Pesticides, Plant protection, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Foodstuffs Treated with Ionising Radiation) Regulations, 2000 (S.I. No. 297 of 2000).

Legislation | Ireland | 2000

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Meat, Radiation, Treated food, Packaging/labelling, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Irradiation Provisions (Ireland) Regulations 2000 (S.R. No. 303 of 2000).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2000

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Treated food, Packaging/labelling, International trade, Standards, Radiation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Irradiation Provisions (Wales) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 1232 (W. 66) of 2001).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2001

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Treated food, Packaging/labelling, International trade, Standards, Radiation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Legislative Decree No. 94 implementing Directives 1999/2/EC and 1993/3/EC concerning foods and food ingredients treated with ionizing radiation.

Legislation | Italy | 2001

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Condiments/herbs/spices, Treated food, Radiation, International trade, Authorization/permit, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Standards, Inspection, Registration, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Radiation Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 2000 (2019)

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Treated food, Radiation, Packaging/labelling, Inspection, International trade, Standards, Offences/penalties, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 1999/3/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a Community list of foods and food ingredients treated with ionising radiation.

Legislation | European Union | 1999

Keyword: Treated food, Radiation, Standards, Inspection, International trade, Packaging/labelling, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Irradiation Provisions (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (S.S.I. No. 309 of 2000).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2000

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Treated food, Packaging/labelling, International trade, Standards, Radiation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance on food and food ingredients treated with ionising radiation.

Legislation | Austria | 2000

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Radiation, Treated food, International trade, Packaging/labelling, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Irradiation Provisions (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 2254 of 2000).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2000

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Treated food, Packaging/labelling, International trade, Standards, Radiation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food (Control of Irradiation) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (S.S.I. No. 284 of 2002).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2002

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Treated food, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on foodstuffs and tobacco products.

Legislation | Czechia | 1997 (2021)

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Internal trade, Packaging/labelling, Processing/handling, Transport/storage, Offences/penalties, International trade, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 500 of 1999 to amend the Decree Based on the Commodities Act Relative to Irradiated Food, Beverages, and Products Which Come Into Contact With Food and the Food Labeling Decree.

Legislation | Netherlands | 1999

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Treated food, Novel food, Packaging/labelling, Radiation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ministerial Decree No. 97/2000. Harmonisation of the Greek Legislation with the Directives of the European Parliament and of the Council 1) Directive 1999/2/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning foods and food ingredients treated with ionizing radiation and 2) Directive 1999/3/EC on the establishment of a Community list of foods and food ingredients treated with ionising radiation.

Legislation | Greece | 2000

Keyword: Codex Alimentarius, Treated food, Radiation, Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Inspection, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Information Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 1855 of 2014).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2014 (2020)

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Information (Wales) Regulations 2014 (W.S.I. 2303 (W. 227) of 2014).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1308 on labelling of food products.

Legislation | Denmark | 2005

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Food additives, Beverages, Fruits/edible nuts, Radiation, Sugar, International trade, Coffee/cocoa/tea, Vegetables/legumes, Consumer protection, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1312 on labelling of food products.

Legislation | Denmark | 2014

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Food additives, Beverages, Fruits/edible nuts, Radiation, Sugar, International trade, Coffee/cocoa/tea, Vegetables/legumes, Consumer protection, Fish products, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Information Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (S.R. No. 223 of 2014).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Information (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (S.S.I. No. 312 of 2014).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 234 on labelling of food products.

Legislation | Denmark | 2015

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, International trade, Consumer protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Decision 2002/840/EC adopting the list of approved facilities in third countries for the irradiation of foods.

Legislation | European Union | 2002 (2022)

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Treated food, Radiation, Business/industry/corporations, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law on food.

Legislation | Croatia | 2023

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Basic legislation, Business/industry/corporations, Consumer protection, Early warning system, Food additives, Genetically modified organism (GMO), HACCP, Processing/handling, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Inspection, Novel food, Nutrition, Offences/penalties, Packaging/labelling, Pesticides, Residues, Risk assessment/management, Traceability/product tracing, Treated food, Precautionary principle, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Pests/diseases, Animal health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Information (Wales) Regulations 2014 (W.S.I. No. 2303 (W. 227) of 2014).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1355 on labelling of food products, etc.

Legislation | Denmark | 2015

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, International trade, Consumer protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Arrêté du 20 août 2002 relatif aux denrées et ingrédients alimentaires traités par ionisation

Legislation | France | 2002

Keyword: Radiation, Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Inspection, Monitoring, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX