IRRADIATED FOOD LICENSE
food is defined as food which has been exposed to ionizing radiation during
processing for various purposes including preservation, increase shelf life
importation or sale of irradiated food is prohibited unless the importer
obtains an Irradiated Food License issued by the Director General of Health
License is subject to the conditions required under Regulation 44 of the Public
Health (Food) Regulations, (R1 Chapter 182) which dictates that:
- Such ionizing radiation has been conducted in accordance with the CODEX Recommended International Code of Practice for Operation of Radiation Facilities Used for Treatment of Foods;
- Irradiated food meets the CODEX General Standards for Irradiated Foods.
“TREATED WITH IONIZING IRRADIATION” or “IRRADIATED _______(Name of food)”
- The packaging of the irradiated food needs to be labelled with the statement (in English or Malay language and letters not less than 3mm in height);
- These conditions apply to both food items treated wholly by irradiation and foods that contain ingredients (raw or otherwise) which has been irradiated.
APPLICATION OF LICENSE
- Application for license can be made by writing to the Food Safety and Quality Control Division, Environmental of Health Services, Ministry of Health
- The license will be issue within two (2) working days
- The license has a validity of six (6) months
to License page.