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Call for comment on irradiation of fruits and vegetables

by Andrew Thomson on November 1, 2020

Food Standards Australia New Zealand is calling for comment on an application to irradiate fresh fruit and vegetables.

 FSANZ CEO Mark Booth said the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has applied for permission to irradiate fresh fruit and vegetables as a way to stop the spread of pests like fruit fly when food is moved across quarantine borders.

The public consultation period closes 6pm (Canberra time) 11 December 2020.

More information on food irradiation is available on the FSANZ website.