HC Deb 15 April 1986 vol 95 cc370-1W
Mr. Frank Cook

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make available to interested parties a list of references to the scientific literature reviewed by the Advisory Committee on Irradiated and Novel Foods in reaching its conclusions in the report on the safety and wholesomeness of irradiated food, published on 10 April.

Mr. Whitney

Although the text of the report does not contain specific references to source material, the bibliography at appendix G lists the major publications which the advisory committee and the specialist bodies it consulted took into account in reaching their conclusions. Unpublished data and summaries of them held at the international food irradiation project, Karlsruhe, were also considered.

Interested parties have been invited to comment on the report by the end of July. The advisory committee will be asked to advise Ministers on comments received, with particular reference to any source material cited which is not included in the report's bibliography.