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CONTROL OF RADIATION CONTAMINATION IN FOODS STUFF AND FERTILIZERS

 

On the basis of Atomic Energy Act No. 7 of 2003 and the Control from Radiation Contamination in Foodstuffs, Regulations of 1998, the Commission is entitled with a responsibility to control radiation contamination if foodstuff and fertilizer for the purpose of protecting the people and the environment from harmful effects of radiation. Following the accident at a nuclear facility in Chernobyl in 1986, the International Community through the International Atomic Energy Commission (IAEA) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) established systems for measurement of radioactivity in foodstuffs in order to determine artificial radionuclides resulting from accidents at nuclear reactors/facilities. This was due to fact that member states needed a harmonized system for protecting consumers from radiation as a result of radiation contamination in foodstuff.


In order to fulfil the responsibility of protecting the public from effects of radiation through the food chain, the Commission ensures that the level of radiation from artificial radionuclides does not exceed the standard recommended values/levels. It is clearly indicated that no foodstuff, domestic animal feed, fertilizer, tobacco and tobacco products shall be imported or exported prior to measurement of radioactivity from a sample of a particular consignment and that the found levels are below the intervention levels. The importance of this exercise in the country includes protecting consumers from radiation contaminated foodstuffs, facilitating trade as some countries require confirmation that exported products are not contaminated with radiation and align with international guidelines for example the Codex Guideline Levels for Radionuclides in Foodstuffs Contaminated Following a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency published jointly by FAO and IAEA.
For the purpose of obtaining Radioactivity Analysis Certificate, below here are additional procedure to facilitate clearance process at entry and exit points;

 

 
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Procedure for testing including granting an opportunity for second test
 
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Procedure for offences and penalties
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Procedure for risk management
 
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Procedure for post clearance audit
 
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Procedure for expedited shipment
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Procedure for perishable goods
 
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Procedure for rejected goods
 
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Procedure for temporary admission of goods
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Procedure for freedom of transit
 
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Complaint form
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 

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