Minimum Safety Requirements With Ionizing Radiation-Processed Food And Additional Requirements For The Labelling

Original Language Title: Obligātās nekaitīguma prasības ar jonizējošo starojumu apstrādātai pārtikai un papildu prasības tās marķējumam

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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 323 in 2004, Riga, 20 April (pr. No 23 13) minimum safety requirements with ionizing radiation-processed food and additional requirements for the labelling of them Issued under the food surveillance law article 4, second subparagraph, and article 13, third subparagraph 1. establishes minimum safety requirements with ionizing radiation-processed food and additional requirements for the labelling. Subject to the provisions of the food and its ingredients, production, distribution and import. 2. the rules shall not apply to: 2.1 the food exposed to ionising radiation generated by measuring or inspection devices if the dose absorbed is not greater than 0.01 Gy: 2.1.1 (gray) with test device, which uses neutrons with a maximum energy of 14 MeV;
2.1.2.0.5 Gy, with testing devices that emit x-radiation with a maximum energy of 10 MeV, or measuring or inspection devices that emit other kinds of ionizing radiation with a maximum energy of 5 MeV;
2.2. the food that is intended for patients requiring sterile diets under medical supervision, which is prepared using ionizing radiation. 3. Authorised to import, produce and distribute only to ionizing radiation processed food that meets the requirements of this regulation. 4. The treatment of foodstuffs with ionising radiation take legal or natural person (hereinafter referred to as the operator) to which the regulations laid down in the radiation Security Center is provided by special permission (license) or for permission to perform the treatment of foodstuffs with ionising radiation sources. Food can be processed using only the following sources: 4.1 60 c or radionuclides 137Cs gamma radiation;
4.2. equipment that generates x-rays which energy does not exceed the 5 MeV;
4.3. the equipment that generates electrons, which energy not exceeding 10 MeV. 5. food processing by ionizing radiation is allowed only in the following situations: 5.1 have a reasonable technological need;
5.2. processing does not endanger public health;
5.3. treatment is of benefit to the consumer;
5.4. processing is not used as a substitute for good manufacturing practice, good farming practice or good hygiene practices in the food chain. 6. The treatment of foodstuffs with ionising radiation may be used only for the following purposes: 6.1. reduce the incidence of food borne disease by destroying pathogenic micro-organisms;
6.2. reduce food spoilage by inhibiting or stopping the blowing process and destroying micro-organisms that contribute to deterioration;
6.3. reduce food losses resulting from the food in the early ripening, germination or sprouting;
6.4. scavenged food from organisms harmful to plants or plant products. 7. The Operator shall ensure that a food with ionising radiation comply with United Nations international food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization (FAO/who) Codex Alimentarius Commission recommended international code of practice for food irradiation process (FAO/who/CAC/RCP 19-1979 Rev. 1-2003). 8. The Operator shall determine the overall average absorbed dose in accordance with the provisions of annex 1. 9. food that is allowed to be treated with ionising radiation and the maximum overall average absorbed dose rate specified in Appendix 2 to these regulations. Irradiation of food with ionising radiation several times, must not exceed the maximum permissible overall average absorbed doses. 10. Prohibited by ionizing radiation processing, in the preparation of food, if they are used in chemical processing that has the same purpose as processing by ionizing radiation. Prohibited by ionizing radiation processing of food for distribution. 11. With ionizing radiation processed foods labelled in the legislation on food labelling in accordance with the procedure laid down, specifying the following additional information: 11.1 "irradiated" or "treated with ionizing radiation" is added to the name of the ingredient in the list of ingredients, if irradiated food is used as an ingredient;
11.2. the "irradiated" or "treated with ionizing radiation" is added to the list of ingredients, if irradiated food is used as an element of a complex component, if the component of the complex content of the finished product is less than 25%;
11.3. "irradiated" or "treated with ionizing radiation" given together with irradiated food or its components name directly on the tank, which is irradiated food in bulk, or to add a label to the container;
11.4. operator's name and address or registered number, if irradiated foodstuffs are intended for processing or for the production of food. 12. Information on food irradiation with ionizing radiation shall be indicated on the accompanying documents. 13. The Operator shall document this information for each of the provisions referred to in paragraph 4, the use of radiation sources. Each lot of irradiated food: 13.1. name and quantity of the food;
13.2. the lot number of the food;
13.3. the particulars of the person who commissioned the treatment of foodstuffs with ionising radiation and the identification of the person who will receive this food after processing. A natural person shall indicate the name and address of the legal person, the name and registered office;
13.4. the processing date;
8.4. details of packaging materials used in food processing;
13.6. news on the food processing process, the dosimetric control and its results – minimum and maximum absorbed dose, as well as details of the ionizing radiation source;

8.5. the details of this provision of the annex referred to in paragraph 3, absorbed dose rate measurements. 14. The rules referred to in paragraph 13 of the information stored for a period of five years. 15. food for treatment with ionising radiation, packed in a suitable material. 16. it shall be prohibited to ionizing radiation processed food imported from third countries (countries that are not Member States of the European Union), except where the processing is handled by the rule referred to in annex 3. 17. monitoring of compliance with these rules and the monitoring carried out under the competence of the food and veterinary service and the radiation safety Centre. 18. The food and veterinary service shall forward to the Commission the annual inspection results. 19. The radiation Security Center sends a message to the European Commission about them (name and address), which issued a special permit (license) or permission to make the treatment of foodstuffs with ionising radiation, as well as the licences or permits and copies of decisions revoking or suspending their activities. 20. the radiation safety Centre shall transmit to the European Commission the annual inspection results by specifying the processed food category, and the quantities and the total used in the processing of absorbed dose rate average. 21. the regulations shall enter into force by 1 May 2004. Informative reference to European Union directives, the regulations include provisions resulting from: 1) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 February 1999, Directive 1999/2/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning foods and food ingredients treated with ionising radiation;
2) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 February 1999, Directive 1999/3/EC on a community of foods and food ingredients treated with ionising radiation list creation. Prime Minister i. Emsis Health Minister r. Muciņš annex 1: Cabinet of Ministers of 20 April 2004 the Regulation No 323 overall average absorbed dose determination of Health Minister r. Muciņš annex 2 Cabinet of 20 April 2004 the Regulation No 323 food products allowed to be treated with ionising radiation and the maximum permissible doses absorbed food maximum overall average absorbed dose (kGy) dried aromatic herbs and spices (including vegetables, spices) 10 Health Minister r. Muciņš annex 3 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 20 April 2004, the Regulation No 323 the European Union recognised third-country operators 1. Registration number: EU-AIF 03-2002 HEPR Cape (Pty) Ltd 6 Ferrul Avenue gardens Milnerton 7441 Montague Western Cape Republic of South Africa phone: (27-21) 551 24 40 Fax: (27-21) 551 17 66 2. Registration No: EU-AIF 03-2002 Gammaster South Africa (Pty) Ltd PO Box 3219 5 Waterp isando Extension 3 of street Kempton Park 1620 Johannesburg Republic of South Africa. (27-11) 974 88 51: Fax: (27-11) 974 89 86 3. Registration number: EU-AIF 03-2002 Gamwav (Pty) Ltd PO Box 26406 Durban 4115 Isiping Beach Kwazal-Natal Republic of South Africa phone: (27-31) 902 88 90 Fax: (27-31) 912 17 04 4. Registration No: EU-AIF 03-2002 Besugarz the Rezvenytarsasag Budapest Agroster X Jaszberenyl ut 5 H-1106 phone: (36-1) 262 19 22 Fax: (36-1) 262 19 22 Health Minister r. Muciņš