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30March2010

Sterilization Standards – Status Update

Early February at BSI in London the ISO TC 198 WG2- Radiation Sterilization met with twelve delegates representing seven countries (Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Japan, UK and USA). The working group reviewed and resolved 212 submitted on the text. Byron Lambert (USA), the convenor noted that many of the comments received sought consistency in the […]

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30March2010

Food Irradiation ISO TC34 WG 10

Memo 7 March 2010 to Members and Explanatory Report for ISO TC34 / WG 10 – Vote on DIS 14470, Food Irradiation – Requirements for the development, validation and routine control of the ionizing radiation process used for the treatment of food. The DIS 14470 vote is now open from the 5th of March to […]

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22March2010

FDA roasted over irradiation petition handling

22 March 2010 By Rory Harrington, FOODproductiondaily.com A US Congressional watchdog has slammed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a catalogue of failings over its handling of petitions to use irradiation on food. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said the food regulatory agency was too slow in reviewing six outstanding irradiation applications, and had […]

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7March2010

ISO TC34 / WG 10 – Upcoming vote on DIS 14470

7 March 2010 | Memo and Explanatory Report for ISO TC34 / WG 10 – Vote on DIS 14470, Food Irradiation – Requirements for the development, validation and routine control of the ionizing radiation process used for the treatment of food. The DIS 14470 vote is now open from the 5th of March 2010 to […]

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1March2010

IAEA Consultants meeting for development of guidelines for inspection and accreditation of food irradiation facilities ( RAS/5/050 9003 01)

1-5 March 2010 | IAEA Vienna, AUSTRIA Notes by John Woolston The five day meeting was able to generate a first draft of a Guideline for the inspection and accreditation of food irradiation facilities focused on phytosanitary (as opposed to food safety) requirements. This document when finalised by the working group will be presented to […]

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26February2010

Congratulations to LATU on their Grand Opening

The Technological Laboratory of Uruguay (LATU) on 23 February 2010 celebrated the grand opening of the first gamma irradiator in their region. Attending the Ceremony was Dr. Tabaré Vázquez, the President of the Republic of Uruguay, along with many other dignitaries and invited guests. Located near Montevideo, this facility will provide services on a semi-commercial […]

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27January2010

Europe: Updated List of Competent Authorities

13 January 2010 – New an updated list of competent authorities of the member states for food irradiation facilities and food and food ingredients which may be treated with ionising radiation.  This is according to Art 7 (1) of Directive 1999/2/EC of the European Parliament and Council on the approximation of the laws of the […]

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27January2010

China Isotope and Radiation Association (CIRA)

The China Isotope and Radiation Association (CIRA), founded in April 1989, is a non-profit organization composed of enterprises, companies, institutes and individuals that are in the business of managing, manufacturing or using isotope and radiation. The CIRA is under the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense of the People’s Republic of China. […]

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27January2010

Food irradiation research files donated by Marcotte Consulting

Marcotte Consulting has made a significant donation of food irradiation research files, technical and historical documents to the National Agriculture Library (NAL) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Beltsville Maryland. The collection, included over 20 large boxes of food irradiation petitions, papers, pamphlets, books and records. Michelle Marcotte of Marcotte Consulting collected these […]

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2January2010

Survey of iiA Members

2 January 2010 | It is some years since iiA formally sought the opinion of its members (last in 2003) and on previous occasions the focus has been on relatively narrow technical issues. Discussion amongst the Board and regional representatives suggested that a new broader based survey could be valuable in promoting communication with members, […]

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