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17March2017

The Panel on Gamma & Electron Irradiation

The Panel has recently introduced a new website and describes itself as: “The Panel on Gamma and Electron irradiation known as the Panel, is a group of experts with diverse interests in Irradiation processing. It meets twice per year. It is NOT a trade association. Its membership comprises both suppliers and users of irradiated products […]

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16March2017

Steritech to build x-ray facility in Melbourne, Australia

iia member Steritech has announced plans to build an x-ray facility in Melbourne, Australia. The investment is being made by Steritech and the Victoria State Government. For more information follow the links: Victoria State Government Media Release Press Comment – Produce Plus Steritech website

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10March2017

Radiation Physics and Chemistry – Topical issues in 2017

Radiation physics and Chemistry (Elsevier) will publish two topical issues in 2017 . The first issue is entitled Radiation Technologies for the Synthesis of Nanoparticles and Nanostructured Systems, and aims to provide an overview of novel radiation-based technologies applied to the field of nanotechnology. For this, the journal will soon issue a Call for Papers […]

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7March2017

Eb irradiation of wastewater in China

Photo: Nuclear and Energy Technology Institute, Tsinghua University, Beijing.  Electron beam technology is used to clean industrial wastewater at a textile dyeing facility in Jinhua city, 300 kilometers south of Shanghai. This project is one of the first to exploit the opportunity to use irradiation to treat the pollutants in wastewater. Follow the link to […]

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3March2017

New seed treatment machine in Germany

After years of testing, Evonta-Technology GmbH based in Radeberg, Germany has now fully commercialized their grain treatment machine EVONTA e-3 for which they received the ‘Machine of the Year’ Prize of the DLV (Dutch Agricultural Extension Service) in 2016. Using low energy electron beam, the machine can treat up to 30 tons per hour of […]

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28February2017

Food Irradiation Q&A

A useful summary answering frequently asked questions about food irradiation can be found below: Q & A Food Irradiation  

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27February2017

Source Security News

The attached article was published last week. The International Irradiation Association (iia) continues to monitor news articles and legislative proposals relating to irradiation and to respond as appropriate. iia recognises the importance of security. In November 2016 iia worked with the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) to deliver a workshop on security alongside the […]

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26February2017

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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