Labelling Review: Irradiated Food will remain LABELLED


The moratorium on food irradiation in Aus & NZ was lifted in 1999. Since that time, the community has been in constant campaign mode: trying (unsuccessfully) to stop a nuclear irradiation facility at Narangba/Deception Bay- then trying (also generally unsuccessfully) to stop food irradiation approvals (this is ongoing!) and more recently- trying to stop the push to remove labelling requirements…. Read more »

Say NO to the Irradiation of Blueberries and Raspberries

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Irradiated superfoods? Say no to the irradiation of blueberries and raspberries! Once prohibited in Australia and New Zealand, irradiation is now being promoted here – primarily as a quarantine treatment – as a replacement for some post-harvest chemicals. Irradiation, however, brings its own risks to the table… Recent approvals for commonly eaten fruits and vegetables significantly increase the proportion of… Read more »

Label All Irradiated Foods – Be Part of the Campaign!


Take action now! Go to the Do Gooder page to automatically email all relevant ministers. Make your own submission (instructions here) using our Sample Letter, or write your own.  Use the Labelling Review ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE sample responses document for ideas and sample answers.  Food irradiation is a cleanup technology used to cut costs and cover up industry’s poor management practices, including fruit fly… Read more »

Who wants to keep Aussies in the dark about food irradiation?


Food Irradiation: “It is now well established that irradiation does affect certain vitamins and other nutrients and does produce peroxides and other radiolytic by-products, some of which may be toxic and/or carcinogenic, and that these effects are dose related. “The available scientific evidence supports the use of irradiation as a biosecurity treatment for pet food only in exceptional circumstances. It… Read more »

Food Irradiation Labelling Under Threat


Your say: should irradiated food be labelled? Despite labelling being the global norm and the public demand for labelling, the government is considering removing mandatory labelling requirements for irradiated food.   Make a Submission Now!  Tell the Government NO to removing labelling! CLICK HERE Ministers responsible for food regulation have asked Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to review Standard… Read more »

How To: Make a Submission to the Food Irradiation Labelling Review


*Click Here To Take Action Now!  Do Gooder Campaign Page * FSANZ has now published its “consultation paper” and is inviting public input through an online questionnaire. Submissions are due by March 29. You can read the official documents here: Making a submission is easy: You can read up on food irradiation and the labelling review process here, then You can… Read more »

The 10 Facts You Should Know About Food Irradiation


Click each point for a full explanation: 1. Despite their appearance, irradiated fruits and vegetables are processed, not fresh. 2. As irradiation is invisible, without labelling, consumers will have no way to discern whether or not a product has been irradiated. Consumers will be misled into believing irradiated food is fresh or unprocessed. 3. Consumers have strong opinions on irradiated produce and expect… Read more »

The Facts on Food Irradiation and Labelling – Why You Should Be Concerned


What is food irradiation? Irradiation is the process of exposing food ionising irradiation to intentionally alter some characteristics of the produce to achieve extended shelf life and/or pest destruction. Numerous scientific studies have exposed the harmful effects of food irradiation. Irradiation causes vitamin and amino acid depletion in food. It changes the molecular structure of food potentially forming toxic chemicals linked… Read more »