IRRADIATION

BY ALAN OSBORN
INTERNATIONAL moves to remove the maximum permitted dose of irradiation for food could lead to a major world trade dispute, which could undermine European Union regulations, says the London-based Food Irradiation Campaign, (FIC).

A joint study by the Food and Agricultural Organisation, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Health Organisation has concluded that "no upper dose limit need be imposed" as irradiated foods are deemed "wholesome throughout the technologically useful dose range."

The Codex Alimentarius, ...


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