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Food (Control of Irradiation) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 2490 of 1990).

Country/Territory
United Kingdom
Territorial subdivision
Great Britain
Document type
Regulation
Date
1990
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Treated food Standards Inspection Radiation
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

These Regulations revoke previous regulations which prohibited the sale of irradiated food (regulation 11), and permit the sale of specified types of irradiated food (regulation 6 as read with regulation 2, 3, 4 and Schedules 1 and 2) where the irradiation has taken place under license. Schedule 1 sets out the procedure for grant, terms, variation and suspension of licenses. Where irradiation takes place in another EC member State, food can only be imported if the irradiation has taken place in a plant subject to official authorization, recognition of which depends on those specified Ministers of the Crown jointly being satisfied that the official authorization gives a standard of health protection equivalent to that given by an irradiation license in Great Britain. Where irradiation takes place elsewhere overseas, food can only be imported if the exporting country is approved by those specified Ministers of the Crown acting jointly, and approval cannot be given unless those Ministers are satisfied that a licensing system with equivalent health protection operates in the exporting country The specified types of food which may be irradiated, or imported after irradiation, are fruit, vegetables, cereals, bulbs and tubers, spices and condiments, fish and shellfish and poultry. These Regulations also make provision for records to be kept by licensee.

Full text
English
Website
www.opsi.gov.uk

References - Legislation

Implements

Food Safety Act 1990.

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1990 (2021)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Food quality control/food safety, Fraud, Inspection, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

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

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

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) (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 1922 of 2002).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2002

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Treated food, Standards, Inspection

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

Repealed 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

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