Clarification of Significance of the Radiation Analysis in Food Chain Products

Nov 21, 2019

Deputy Minister for Agriculture Hon. Hussein Bashe (MP) has urged tobacco traders to meet with Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC) in order improve the exportation process of the tobacco products. Hon Bashe said this during the tobacco stakeholders meeting that was held at the Pius Msekwa Hall at the Bunge ground in Dodoma on 14 November, 2019

Bashe commented that,  when he was  closing the annual conference for the tobacco stakeholders which attracted about 150 participants from tobacco industry, including tobacco farmers, tobacco traders, Tobacco Board, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, District and Municipal Councils, Fair Competition Council, Cooperative Leaders, Universities, Ministry of Agriculture, Research Institute and Members of Parliament of the United Republic of Tanzania.

On the other side, to clarify the matter on fees and reason for radiation analysis, the Director-General of the Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission, Professor Lazaro Busagala described reasons and necessity for radiation analysis for food chain products.

The Director-General of TAEC outlined various factors that necessiate radiation analysis of the products, including protection of the consumer safety against potentially harmful natural occurring radiation. The Atomic Energy Act No. 7 of the 2003 gives mandate for TAEC to analyse radiation in food chain products, as well as to protect the public and environment against harmful effects of radiation