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29 September 2017

New IAEA publication on food Irradiation in Spanish

As part of a Technical Cooperation Project in Latin America and the Caribbean, the IAEA has published the Spanish version of the Manual of Good Practice in Food Irradiation. The full document can be viewed here. Hard copies can be purchased from the IAEA Publishing Section www.iaea.org/books . Manual de buenas prácticas para la irradiación[…]

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19 September 2017

Food Irradiation & post-harvest grain losses in sub-Saharan Africa

News Ghana reports that “Post-harvest food and grain losses pose serious challenges for most of African countries. According to estimates provided by the African Post-harvest Losses Information System, the value of post-harvest grain losses in sub-Saharan Africa could total US$4billion a year out of an estimated annual grain production worth US$27billion” and that irradiation offers[…]

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17 September 2017

The Science of Sterilisation Validation

iia member Nelson Laboratories has long hosted educational seminars called The Science of Sterilization Validation. The aim of the three-day seminars has been to provide MedTech professionals the opportunity to establish or refresh their fundamental testing knowledge and, thereby, achieve more efficient, accurate, and effective testing outcomes. More information on the purpose and content of[…]

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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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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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16 August 2017

iia supporting NUTECH 2017, Krakow, Poland

iia engagement with the NUTECH-2017. The Conference has been organized in Poland since 1960 and since 2005 it has achieved international status. NUTECH focuses on application of nuclear technology in industry, medicine, agriculture, and environmental protection. The conference aims to bring together scientists working on nuclear technologies in order to discuss recent developments and applications.[…]

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14 August 2017

Visitors from 137 countries have accessed the iia website in 2017

Since 1 January 2017 the iia website has been accessed by visitors from 137 countries. The top 10 countries visiting the iia website are: USA, UK, Nigeria, Philippines, Canada, India, Iran, South Africa, China and Brazil. iia members have access to restricted news and resources including information relating to past IMRP meetings. The resource area[…]

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11 August 2017

NICSTAR 2018

The National Association for Application of Radioisotopes and Radiation in Industry (NAARRI) has provided further news about the NICSTAR 2018 Conference which will be held in Mumbai between 5 and 7 March 2018. India is an expanding market for the application of radiation technologies and iia members in India and internationally recognise these opportunities. iia[…]

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4 August 2017

Source Security Working Group

The Working Group monitors and engages with key agencies and with Congressional staff in Washington DC in order to ensure that all parties are well informed and that the benefits derived from the use of irradiation technologies are understood. The International Irradiation Association (iia) was a founder member of the Working Group and is a[…]

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28 July 2017

Eighth Annual Chapman Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum

To-date the Chapman Phytosanitary Forum has always been held at the university in California, USA. The 8th workshop will, for the first, be held in Asia. The event is being organized in cooperation with the International Irradiation Association (iia), the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT) and the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme. The objective of the[…]

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