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31 December 2013

China Nuclear Industry

China Nuclear Industry Follow the link to read a report that refers to the recent IMRP meeting in Shanghai. The article is in Chinese.

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9 December 2013

Sterigenics agrees deal to acquire FTSI

Sterigenics has agreed a deal to acquire FTSI. The Wall Street Journal quotes Mike Mulhern, CEO of Sterigenics as saying “We are excited to be partnering with FTSI and its management team, Richard Hunter and the FTSI team have built an attractive business with outstanding service and strong customer relationships. We look forward to adding FTSI[…]

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4 December 2013

Security Update – Latest – 11 Dec 13

The following article provides an update on the theft of a lorry containing cobalt 60 – safety and security related matters. The latest position is referenced in this news article – BBC news. It now appears as if the material has been found although the cobalt had been removed from the shipping container. Six people arrested over[…]

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26 November 2013

Assurance of Sterility

Action from AAMI WG90 via representation to ISO TC 198 recently resulted in the establishment of the AAMI WG90 Sterility Assurance Study Group. iia has been working with the Study Group to formulate ways in which it can support the initiative. Two papers are presented: (1) The Sterility Assurance Discussion and (2) iia Role in[…]

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16 October 2013

Guidlines for the audit and accreditation of irradiation facilities

The RSPM ”Guidelines for the audit and accreditation of irradiation facilities” was adopted during  the 28th session of the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC) held in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, from 23 to 27 September 2013 and attended by 64 delegates from 22 countries.

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14 October 2013

Sunland Inc files for bankruptcy protection

In fall, 2012 people in 20 US States contracted Salmonella from natural and organic peanut butter which had been produced by Sunland Inc. of Portales, New Mexico. The company initiated a product recall and ceased operations. By November Sunland was eager to reopen but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration suspended the company’s food facility registration.[…]

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5 September 2013

Industrial Electron Beam Processing -an IAEA and iia Booklet

In the Federal Register of 30 August 2013, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced that it would revise its licensing guidance for irradiators to include safety culture, security of radioactive materials, protection of sensitive information, and changes in regulatory policies and practices. The NRC is requesting public comment by 30 September 2013 on draft[…]

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6 June 2013

Dr Kume & Todoriki – Food Irradiation

Update on the status of food irradiation in Asia, Europe and the USA Dr Tamikazu Kume and Dr Setsuoko Todoriki published an update on the status of food irradiation in Asia, Europe and the USA in the May 2013 edition (vol 62, number 5) of Radioisotopes, the Journal published by the Japan Radiation Association. A[…]

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