Canada permits the irradiation of ground beef

Canada has been considering the approval of irradiation for a number of years. Permission to irradiate fresh and frozen raw ground beef has been given and was published in the Canada Gazette on February 13, 2017. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association submitted an application in 1998. Following several high profile cases of foodborne illness resulting from […]

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Steritech rebrand and sponsorship

Australian contract sterilisation and decontamination company and iia member Steritech have recently rebranded their business with a new logo and positioning line of ‘Protecting What Matters’. They also launched their new website this week at Steritech, along with other iia members MEVEX and CGN Dasheng and Zhongke Hi-Wits, are also sponsors of the Seventh […]

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New Members

Towards the end of 2016 iia we were pleased to welcome SPI (Iran), Systagenics (UK) and Radchem (Hungary) as new members. This month Benebion (Mexico) joined iia. A brief introduction to these new members appears below further information is available in the member listing: Shar Parto Iranian (SPI): Based in Tehran, Shar Parto Iranian (SPI) […]

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Chemistry Radiation and Radiation Chemistry (CR&RC)

In 2016, the French researchers of the radiation chemistry community who met at the conference Journees d’Etudes de la Chimie sous Rayonnement (JECR) in Sete and those who met during the Radiochemistry conference in Nice expressed their wish to form a single group as a joint subdivision of the French Society of Chemistry and the […]

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Beware – Spam Message

This morning we received a report of a message purporting to be from iia. Updated 1200 hrs EDT 15 February 2017. We now believe that the email has been sent to the contact persons listed on the iia website. If correct this gives us confidence that our contacts database remains secure. If you receive the […]

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IAEA – Standing Advisory Group on Nuclear Applications (SAGNA)

The IAEA’s Standing Advisory Group for Nuclear Applications (SAGNA) advises the IAEA Director General on the Agency’s activities related to nuclear applications in food and agriculture, human health, water resources, the environment, radioisotope production and radiation technology. SAGNA has about 20 members including the Chairman who come from various backgrounds, serve in their personal capacity […]

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IMRP – Book of Abstracts

Electronic versions of the Book of Abstracts and Detailed Program are available for IMRP attendees and iia members. These will be added to the Resource section in the members area of the iia website and will be available on the website. Click here: Book of Abstracts Click here: Detailed Program The IMRP special edition of the […]

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iia on facebook

The International Irradiation Association has established a Facebook page to extend and expand engagement with the irradiation community. The Facebook page complements the iia website, LinkedIn page and the LinkedIn Group (International Irradiation Forum) and can be accessed via the following link: iia on facebook

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STERIS – Expansion Update

STERIS has released news about its expansion program which sees STERIS AST and STERIS Laboratories embark on several expansion projects throughout their global sterilization and laboratory network. Click for more information 

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Source Security Working Group

The Steering Committee of the Source Security Working Group (SSWG) on the 3rd February 2017. Whilst the SSWG focuses on matters in the U.S. developments in Washington are impacting on action and thinking around the world and are therefore of interest to the global irradiation community. The following notes highlight the matters discussed. Membership. The […]

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