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Food Irradiation

Irradiation is physical treatment of food with high-energy ionising radiation to:

Its use is limited but authorised in many countries.

When is food irradiation authorised?

Treating food with ionising radiation may be authorised if:

Irradiated food or one containing irradiated ingredients must be labelled.

Food irradiation has nothing to do with radioactive contamination of food resulting from a spill or an accident.