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Document 32002D0840

2002/840/EC: Commission Decision of 23 October 2002 adopting the list of approved facilities in third countries for the irradiation of foods (Text with EEA relevance) (notified under document number C(2002) 3994)

OJ L 287, 25.10.2002, p. 40–41 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

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Official Journal of the European Communities

L 287/40


of 23 October 2002

adopting the list of approved facilities in third countries for the irradiation of foods

(notified under document number C(2002) 3994)

(Text with EEA relevance)



Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Directive 1999/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 February 1999 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning foods and food ingredients treated with ionising radiation (1), and in particular Article 9(2) thereof,



According to Directive 1999/2/EC a foodstuff treated with ionising radiation may not be imported from a third country unless it has been treated in an irradiation facility approved by the Community.


The Commission received an application for approval from three irradiation facilities in South Africa and one in Hungary through their competent authorities. Commission experts inspected the irradiation facilities in order to check whether they comply with the requirements of Directive 1999/2/EC and, in particular, if official supervision guarantees that they comply with the requirements of Article 7 of that Directive.


The facilities in South Africa and Hungary complied with most of the requirements of Directive 1999/2/EC. The shortcomings identified by the Commission have been adequately addressed by the South African and Hungarian competent authorities. The list to be adopted by this Decision should be kept under regular review.


The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,


Article 1

The list of approved irradiation facilities within the meaning of Article 9(2) of Directive 1999/2/EC is as set out in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 23 October 2002.

For the Commission


Member of the Commission

(1)  OJ L 66, 13.3.1999, p. 16.


List of irradiation facilities in third countries approved by the Community

Reference No: EU-AIF 01-2002

HEPRO Cape (Pty) Ltd

6 Ferrule Avenue

Montague Gardens

Milnerton 7441

Western Cape

Republic of South Africa

Tel: (27-21) 551 24 40

Fax: (27-21) 551 17 66

Reference No: EU-AIF 02-2002

Gammaster South Africa (Pty) Ltd

PO Box 3219

5 Waterpas Street

Isando Extension 3

Kempton Park 1620


Republic of South Africa

Tel: (27-11) 974 88 51

Fax: (27-11) 974 89 86

Reference No: EU-AIF 03-2002

Gamwave (Pty) Ltd

PO Box 26406

Isipingo Beach

Durban 4115


Republic of South Africa

Tel: (27-31) 902 88 90

Fax: (27-31) 912 17 04

Reference No: EU-AIF 04-2002

Agroster Besugárzó Részvénytársaság

Budapest X

Jászberényi út 5


Tel: (36-1) 262 19 22

Fax: (36-1) 262 19 22