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Food irradiation - EU legislation

Directive 1999/2/EC – general - approximating EU countries' laws;

Directive 1999/3/EC - implementing - EU list of irradiated food and food ingredients;

EU countries must use validated or standardised analytical methods to detect irradiated foods.

Foods & food ingredients authorised for irradiation in the EU

Currently, these are:

National authorisations pdf for certain products are valid until the EU list is published later this year.