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27September2007

Finding of No Significant Impact, Pa’ina Irradiator Final Environmental Assessment

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published the “Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Proposed Pa’ina Hawaii, LLC Irradiator in Honolulu, HI”, on Friday August 17, 2007 in the Federal Register/ Vol. 72. No. 159 pages 46249- 46251. Typically the licensing of panoramic or underwater irradiators does […]

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9August2007

Voting results of ISO/TC 34/ WG 10 on Food Irradiation

Recently the Secretariat of ISO/ TC 34 circulated to P- and O-members results of voting on New Work Item Proposal: Re-establishment of a Cancelled Project on Food Irradiation. As you may be aware the convenor of this project provided a new draft document, but it was cancelled in the intervening time period from the ISO […]

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9August2007

A New Era for European Standardization

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) recently took action to strengthen the common values and principles of the European standardization system at their third annual meeting in Lemesos, Cyprus. The Cyprus decision seeks to create a more open, flexible, and dynamic system to anticipate and respond to […]

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29June2007

iia Letter on Labelling Irradiated Food

June 29, 2007 Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 USA Re: Docket #2005N-0272 The International Irradiation Association (iia) strongly agrees with the new proposed labeling regulations applicable to foods for which irradiation has been approved by FDA. This proposed rule change will enable significant […]

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31May2007

New IAEA Publication Radiation Processing: Environmental Applications

In recent years a number of radiation processing technologies have been developed aimed at ensuring the safety of gaseous and liquid effluents discharged into the environment. Pilot and industrial scale installations have demonstrated the effectiveness of radiation-based technologies for flue gas treatment, wastewater purification, and treatment of sewage sludge can help to mitigate environmental degradation. […]

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31May2007

Expanding The Limits – New Crosslinking Applications For The Automotive Industry

Joachim Gehring of BGS Beta-Gamma-Service, Germany presented this paper at IMRP 2006 in Kuala Lumpur. It is now available on the iia website, along with other business presentations. Irradiation of crosslinked components for industrial mass-production vehicles has been widely accepted for a long time because of the excellent cost to performance ratio. For example in […]

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31May2007

Irradiation of Potting Soil Mix to Eliminate Legionnaires Disease

Jamie Crighton of Steritech, Australia at IMRP 2006 presented an interesting paper dealing with the ever-growing cause for concern about Australian consumers handling potting soil mixes. Between 2001 and 2004, there have been 16 reported deaths arising from Legionnaires disease found in potting mix. Australia is recognised as the largest manufacturer of potting mix in […]

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13April2007

FDA Public Hearing on Safety of Fresh Produce

13 April 2007 | FDA Public Hearing on Safety of Fresh Produce, Washington, DC At the FDA public hearing on safety of fresh produce on 13 April 2007 there were three sessions: speakers from government, FDA’s invited industry and academia speakers, and public comments. Michelle Marcotte presented on “Irradiation and Produce Safety” on behalf on […]

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28March2007

Why the Changes and Additions to ISO 11137

Readers of iiA eNewsletter will be aware of the publication in 2006 of the two normative ‘radiation’ standards, (EN) ISO 11137-1 Requirements for development, validation and routine control of a sterilization process for medical devices and (EN) ISO 11137-2 Establishing the sterilization dose; these, with time, will replace the original standards, EN 552:1994 and ISO […]

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28March2007

Irradiation of Wood Packaging Material- ISPM 15 under revision

Currently there is no internationally approved international standard for phytosanitary measure (ISPM) for the treatment of wood packaging (e.g. pallets, crates, boxes) that allows for the use of irradiation. In 2007, the International Plant Protection Convention Secretariat, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations will be calling for submissions of treatments of wood […]

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