HC Deb 18 March 1999 vol 327 c815W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his policy in respect of the draft Directive on Irradiated Food. [75090]

Mr. Rooker

[holding answer 8 March 1999]The Government consider that the recently adopted EC Directive on Irradiated Food represents an important step in harmonising food irradiation legislation across the EU. Amongst other things, this will require all irradiated foods to be clearly labelled in line with current UK requirements. The Directive will be implemented in the UK within the prescribed time frame of 18 months from the date when the Directive is published by the EC Commission.