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Evaluation of 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.

Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
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5 September 2017 - 3 October 2017
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  • Valentin MOISE (Romania)
    3 October 2017 EU citizen
    Valentin MOISE (Romania)

    I am a professional working in radiation processing, I think I have an above average knowledge on food irradiation but I would like to put into discussion two general aspects related to EU directives: 1. What is the point to have a restricted Community list of foods and food ingredients treated with ionizing radiation when different EU member countries have shorter or larger lists? It was supposed that labeling of irradiated food will give to...

  • Hippocrate VOUNAKIS (Greece)
    3 October 2017 EU citizen
    Hippocrate VOUNAKIS (Greece)

    A proposal for the enlargement of EU Food Irradiation legislation, to include additional products than the few ones of the unique category of "Dried herbs, spices and vegetable seasonings" authorised by the implementing Directive, has been foreseen by the framework Directive, to be presented by Eur. Commission by the end of 2000. However, following the transfer of the "Food legislation" Unit from "Enterprise and Industries" DG to "Health and...

  • Anonymous (France)
    3 octobre 2017 EU citizen
    Anonymous (France)

    Pour rester compétitive au niveau mondial, l'UE doit comprendre et évaluer les conséquences négatives considérables qu'elle subit en faisant appliquer les directives actuelles 1999/2/CE sur l’irradiation des denrées alimentaires. Les obstacles importants à l'irradiation des aliments entravent le développement de nouvelles entreprises qui pourraient bénéficier d'un potentiel fort sur le marché mondial actuel et permettrait de proposer aux...

  • Paul WYNNE (United Kingdom)
    3 October 2017 EU citizen
    Paul WYNNE (United Kingdom)

    Earlier today I submitted a comment on behalf of the International Irradiation Association (iia). Members of the Association and acknowledged experts contributed to the submission which presents a broad international consensus on matters that need to be taken into consideration when the existing framework on food irradiation is reviewed. Internationally it is encouraging to see irradiated food becoming more widely available and accepted, to...

  • Anonymous (Switzerland)
    3 Oktober 2017 Non-EU citizen
    Anonymous (Switzerland)

    Mikrobielle Pathogene und die verwendeten Chemikalien um dagegen vorzugehen sind ein ernstzunehmendes Problem in unserer Gesellschaft. Alleine Deutschland registriert 2016 knapp 13'000 Salmonellenerkrankte. Weltweit sind die Zahlen bedeutend kritischer. Unter der wachsenden Bevölkerung wird sich die Problematik weiter negativ entwickeln. Es ist deshalb an der Zeit die Möglichkeiten für sichere Lebensmittel zu überdenken. Mit einer Revision...

  • Anonymous (Switzerland)
    3 October 2017 Company/business organisation
    Anonymous (Switzerland)

    The European Commission 'Food Irradiation' Roadmap is a welcome step in the right direction. Indeed, the directives on food irradiation are dating back 1999 and have not been updated since that date. How can these regulations be aligned with the scientific and technological state-of-the-art? So, it's now time to update these directives and reflect how to make these non-thermal food preservation technologies more attractive for the food...

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