|A suitable symbol for irradiated foods along with the words 'irradiated'|
Much more irradiated food could appear in Australia and NZ, in spite of the European Union ruling out further approvals for it because of safety concerns. The present inadequate labelling may also be removed. Food Standards Australia New Zealand is proposing to allow irradiation of 12 new foods: apples, apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums, honeydew, rockmelon, strawberries, table grapes, zucchini and squash. These are in addition to foods already approved to be irradiated: tomatoes, capsicums, herbs, spices, herbal teas, mangoes, mangosteens, pawpaws, carambolas, breadfruits, custard apples, lychees, longans, rambutans and persimmons. Read more here.