Where are foods irradiated?
Foods are irradiated in authorised irradiation facilities which must be regulated and subjected to strict safety inspections.
There is currently one licensed food irradiation facility in the UK. There are more than 20 facilities in other European Union (EU) member states and ten outside the EU (three in South Africa and India, two in Thailand and one each in Turkey and Switzerland). Only facilities approved by the EU can import these foods to the UK.