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the DG SANCO Consultation of Consumer Organisations,
Industry concerned and other interested parties on the
strategy for completion of the positive list of food and
food ingredients to be authorised for Irradiation
Treatment (Annex of Directive 1999/3/EC)
On 27 September 2000, DG SANCO sent a
consultation paper on food irradiation to 5 European
consumer organisations and 8 European industry
associations, addressing in particular the question of
which foodstuffs should be authorised for irradiation
treatment in the Community. The paper was also put on the
web site of DG Health and Consumer Protection to give other
interested parties the possibility to comment.
A total of 33 comments on this paper
were received from the following:
2 European consumer
6 national consumer
1 international industry
5 European industry
3 national industry
6 other European or national
the United States Government
the FAO/WHO International Consultative
Group on Food Irradiation,
4 companies and
The organisations/companies/persons which sent comments
agreed to make their opinions available to the public.
The comments were shortened to focus on the main
arguments and to make reading as efficient as possible.
Only one organisation asked to publish its full comment
which is enclosed as Annex I. The same Annex contains the
US Government comments.
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