Consultation on irradiation labelling requirements begins

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) recently released a consultation paper on the existing labelling requirements for irradiated foods. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said ministers responsible for food regulation had asked FSANZ to review the requirements in response to a labelling review recommendation. “It’s important to note that no change to requirements is being proposed at this stage,” Mr McCutcheon said. “FSANZ is seeking submissions on a range of technical and economic issues related to the mandatory requirements and how information about food irradiation is communicated to consumers.” “FSANZ is expecting to provide a report to ministers in the second half of 2016.” The closing date for submissions is 29 March 2016. A copy of the consultation paper is available at: Consultation paper – Recommendation 34 mandatory labelling irradiation

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