Dose of Irradiation:
- Same as provided in regulation 2.13.1 (2) no food shall be irradiated.
- No article of food permitted for irradiation specified in column 2 of the Table given below shall receive the dose of irradiation in excess of the quantity specified in column 3 of the said Table at the time of irradiation :—
Name of Foods Dose of Irradiation (KGY) Minimum Maximum Overall average Onions 0.03 0.09 0.06 Spices 6 14 10 Potatoes 0.06 0.15 0.10 Rice 0.25 1.0 0.62 Semolina (Sooji or Rawa),Wheat, atta and Maida 0.25 1.0 0.62 Mango 0.25 0.75 0.50 Raisins, Figs and Dried Dates 0.25 0.75 0.50 Ginger, Garlic and Shallots (Small Onions) 0.03 0.15 0.09 Meat and Meat Products including Chicken 2.5 4.0 3.25 Fresh Sea foods 1.0 3.0 2.00 Frozen Sea foods 4.0 6.0 5.00 Dried Sea foods 0.25 1.0 0.62 Pulses 0.25 1.0 0.62
- Routine quantitative dosimentry shall be made during operation and record kept of such measurement as provided under Deptt. of Atomic Energy (Control of Irradiation of Food) Rules 1991.
Requirement for the process of Irradiation:—
- Approval of facilities – No irradiation facility shall be used for the treatment of food unless such facility
- has been approved and licensed under the Atomic Energy (Control of Irradiation of Food) Rules, 1991.
- complies with the conditions for approval, operation, license and process control prescribed under the Atomic Energy (Control of Irradiation of Food) Rules 1991.
- carries out irradiation in accordance with the provisions of the Atomic Energy (Control of Irradiation of Food) Rules,1991.
- Foods once irradiated shall not be re-irradiated unless specifically so permitted by the Licensing Authority for the Irradiation process control purposes.
- No Food/irradiated food shall leave the irradiation facility unless it has been irradiated in accordance with the provisions of Deptt. of Atomic Energy (Control of Irradiation of Food) Rules, 1991 and a certificate of irradiation indicating the dose of irradiation and the purpose of irradiation is provided by the competent authority.
Restrictions on Irradiation of Food:
- The irradiation shall conform to the dose limit and the radiation source to the specific conditions prescribed for each type or category of Food specified for treatment by irradiation, under the Atomic Energy (Control of Irradiation of Food) Rules, 1991.
- Food which has been treated by irradiation shall be identified in such a way as to prevent its being subjected to re-irradiation.
- The irradiation shall be carried out only by personnel having the minimum qualifications and training as prescribed for the purpose under the Atomic Energy (Control of Irradiation of Food) Rules,1991.
- Food once irradiated shall not be re-irradiated unless specifically so permitted under these regulations.
Record of Irradiation of Food
Any treatment of Food by irradiation shall be recorded by an officer authorised by the competent authority as specified under the Deptt. of Atomic Energy (Control of Irradiation of Food) Rules, 1991 as follows :—
- Name of the article;
- License No
- Name, address and other details of Licensee
- Purpose of Irradiation
- Source of Irradiation
- Date of Irradiation
- Dose of Irradiation
- Serial Number of Batch
- The nature, quality of Food to be irradiated and the Batch number
- Quantity of Food Irradiated
- Physical appearance of article; before and after irradiation
- Type of packaging used during the irradiation treatment and for packing the irradiated food
Standards of Irradiated Food
The irradiated foods shall comply with all the provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Act and the regulations made thereunder specifying standards of such food.
Storage and sale of irradiated food. Save as otherwise provided in these regulations, no person shall irradiate for sale, store for sale, or transport for sale irradiated food.
Restriction on sale of Irradiated Food.- Irradiated food shall be offered for sale only in prepackaged conditions.