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15 September 2017

IONISOS to hold Industrial Sterilisation Meetings

On Thursday 19th October in Le Mans (France) the IONISOS Group, a member of iia, is hosting meetings about Industrial Sterilisation. The meetings will cover the techniques of sterilisation using ionizing radiation and ethylene oxide when applied to medical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and packaging material. With the participation of the CTTM, SYPAC and CAROLEX Packaging. IONISOS […]

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14 September 2017

Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources

On 11 September 2017, the Board of Governors approved the Guidance on the Management of Disused Radioactive Sources contained in Annex 1. As requested by the Board, the Director General is transmitting the Guidance on the Management of Disused Radioactive Sources to the General Conference, with the Board’s recommendation that the General Conference endorse it […]

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13 September 2017

Facts on Food Irradiation

A new version of Food Irradiation: Questions and Answers was posted on the website of UC Davis (University of California, Davis) on 27 June 2017. The text was written by Dr. Christine M. Bruhn, Director of the Center for Consumer Research and Consumer Food Marketing Specialist. Though largely designed for a US audience, these Questions […]

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12 September 2017

Radiation Processing in Iran

A paper titled ‘A review on the status and future trends of radiation processing in Iran’ has recently been published in the Journal of Radiation Research and Applied Sciences. The authors of the paper (S.R. Rafiee, E. Eftekhari-Zadeh , Y. Gholami) are from iia member Shar Parto Iranian Company (SPI Co.), Tehran, Iran. The paper […]

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11 September 2017

NICSTAR 2018

The National Association for Application of Radioisotopes and Radiation in Industry (NAARRI) has announced that the closing date for the submission of Abstracts for their 2018 conference is 31 October 2017.  iia is supporting the event.  More information and a link to the First Circular is available in the “events” section of our website. NICSTAR […]

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7 September 2017

European Directives on food irradiation: Have your voice heard

The Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission has decided to undertake an evaluation of Directive 1999/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 February 1999 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning foods and food ingredients treated with ionising radiation. This process known as […]

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4 September 2017

New in-house EB machine for dried food ingredients in Pakistan

With two factories in in Lahore and Hyderabad, Sindh, Perfect Food Industries is the leading manufacturer of dehydrated garlic, onion and other vegetables in Pakistan. The company also produces dried food products such as spices and pulses and semi-dried products such as mango and orange slices, strawberry cubes and citrus peel. Perfect Food has purchased […]

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31 August 2017

Electron beam service center opens near Moscow

The new electron beam service center of our member Tecleor will be officially opened on 15 September 2017.  The facility is located South West of Moscow at a logistics hub with complementary facilities for warehousing.  The machine is equipped with a 15 kW – 10 MeV accelerator supplied by the Research and Production Corporation “Toriy” […]

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29 August 2017

Study – Accelerator Sterilization as an alternative to Co-60

Fermi Labs have released a copy of a study with the title “Accelerator-driven Medical Device Sterilization to Replace Co-60 Sources”. The study was submitted to NNSA and was performed by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The forward to the report states “This report documents the results of a study prepared at the request of the Office […]

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