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7 May 2013

USDA / Malaysia Fruit

As a condition of entry all three commodities would have to be irradiated for inspect pests, inspected and imported in commercial consignments. Follow the link to see the rules as outlinked in the Federal Register.

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1 May 2013

Radiation Processing in Vietnam. An overview of activities and recent developments in Vietnam.

Governmental institutions pioneered the introduction of radiation processing into Vietnam but the availability of radiation processing services in the country now reflects the presence of both government and private investment. The radiation processing market has increased significantly over the past decade with the most important applications being food processing and phytosanitary applications. The use of irradiation[…]

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26 April 2013

Pa’ina Hawaii

Pa’ina Hawaii – a gamma plant designed to meet the phytosanitary needs of Hawaiian agriculture has opened for business. Pa’ina Hawaii uses a GRAY*STAR Genesis Irradiator

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26 March 2013

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announces changes to the requirements for the use and transport of category 1 and 2 quantities of radioactive material

GIPA reports that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to establish security  requirements for the use and transport of category 1 and category 2 quantities of radioactive  material. The objective of this final rule is to provide reasonable assurance of preventing the theft or diversion of category 1 and category 2[…]

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22 March 2013

Phytosanitary – Australia and New Zealand

Australian and New Zealand Food Standard 1.5.3 on Irradiation of Food will be amended to permit irradiation as a phytosanitary measure for tomatoes and capsicum. In March 2012 Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) received an Application from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) Queensland in association with the New Zealand Fresh Produce Importers Association (NZFPIA)[…]

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22 February 2013

TC 198

The agreed Terms of Reference are To identify Regional and National standards that specify requirements for Assurance of Sterility To ascertain the interest in developing standards on Assurance of Sterility at an International level To review the potential role of international standards on Assurance of Sterility in relation to meeting regulatory requirements To make recommendations[…]

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12 February 2013

Sri Lanka – Construction of a Gamma irradiation facility

Sri Lanka will open a Multi Purpose Gamma Irradiation Facility by June 2013. The Government owned project, which is being built in the Biyagama Zone, will cost c USD 5m. On the January 15 the Atomic Energy Authority of Sri Lanka organised a workshop in order to introduce the technology to Sri Lankan Industralists. The[…]

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14 January 2013

United States East Coast/Gulf Coast Port Labour Negotiations

The US National Retail Federation has coordinated the preparation of a letter to the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance encouraging the parties to resolve their differences before the matters results in disruption at US ports. iia, GIPA and ISSPA are supporting the initiative along with over 50 other Industry Associations and[…]

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