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Ordinance on food and food ingredients treated with ionising radiation.

Country/Territory
Austria
Document type
Regulation
Date
2000
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich, Part II, No. 327, 6 October 2000, pp. 2201-2204.
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Radiation Treated food International trade Packaging/labelling Inspection
Geographical area
Alps, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, Western Europe
Abstract

An Ordinance by the Federal Minister for Social Security and Futur Generations to implement the EU-Directive 1999/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 February 1999 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning foods and food ingredients treated with ionising radiation, as well as the Directive 1999/3/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 February 1999 on the establishment of a Community list of foods and food ingredients treated with ionising radiation. Article 1, having established that the said Ordinance regulates the marketing of foods and food ingredients treated with ionising radiation, lays down the cases to which it shall not apply. The requirements for ionisation are set out in article 2. For example, it is only admitted if it is necessary, if there is no danger to human health, is useful for consumers, etc. Moreover, irradiation may be carried out only by means of the sources listed in article 2. The labels of foodstuffs treated with ionising radiation shall bear the words "irradiated" or "treated with ionising radiation". A foodstuff treated with ionising radiation may not be imported from a third country unless it complies with the above-mentioned requirements, is accompanied by relevant documents and has been treated in an irradiation facility approved by the Community. The text consists of 12 articles and 2 Annexes.

Full text
German
Website
www.ris.bka.gv.at

References - Legislation

Implements

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.

Legislation | European Union | 1999

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

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