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Detection of irradiated food for a MAFF surveillance exercie - AN1134

Description
A surveillance exercise is to be carried out to investigate the penetration of unlabelled irradiated foodstuffs into the UK market from imported and home produced sources. The relevant policy requirement is to ensure compliance with the Food Labelling (Amendment)(Irradiated Food) Regulations 1990 which state that irradiated food must bear a label which contains the words 'irradiated' or 'treated with ionising radiation'. This will provide assurance to consumers on effective enforcement of the regulations. The results will be reported via the Food Safety Bulletin and a WPFA report of the survey will be made available to the public from the Whitehall Place library.
Objective
LACOTS: To organise sample collection by Trading Standards/Environmental Health Officers in accordance with the sampling protocols for the food irradiation surveillance exercise. QUB: To collect samples for the Belfast region in accordance with the sampling protocols for the food irradiation surveillance exercise. TNT: To provide carriage of goods services to transport foodstuffs from collection points to the QUB and SURRC laboratories.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1996

To: 1996

Cost: £18,633
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Contractors in Collaborative trial
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