News : Food & Phytosanitary

12July2017

Irradiación de alimentos: claves esenciales para entender el proceso

This headline appeared on the South American website Infobae Tendencies a few days ago. The article is in Spanish and can be accessed via the following link – Infobae Tendencies. The article references iia and members Daniel Perticaro (Ionics) and Celina Horak (CNEA). The website article includes links to several interesting short videos. We have done […]

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3July2017

Decontamination of dry food ingredients by low energy electron beam: a world first

Based in Ritschenhausen, Germany, Kündig is a manufacturer of food ingredients highly focused on quality and safety. Established in 1920, the company has a long history of adopting innovative solutions to continuously improve processes and offer products of superior quality. Kündig is the first company in the world to adopt the new decontamination process developed […]

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27June2017

Irradiation for Quality Improvement, Microbial Safety and Phytosanitation of Fresh Produce

Irradiation for Quality Improvement, Microbial Safety and Phytosanitation of Fresh Produce presents the last six and a half decades of scientific information on the topic. This book emphasizes proven advantages of ionizing irradiation over the commonly used postharvest treatments for improving postharvest life of fresh fruits and vegetables to enhance their microbial safety. This reference […]

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15June2017

IMRP 19 Program Committee Meeting

The IMRP 19 Program Committee is meeting in Strasbourg to develop the outline themes and structure for the next conference. The International Irradiation Association (iia) has appointed Yves Henon as Program Chair. Members of the Program Committee are: Yves Henon (iia – Program Chair) Bart Croonenborghs (Sterigenics) Philippe Dethier (IBA) Brian McEvoy (STERIS) Uwe Gohs […]

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2June2017

The International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: Sixty Years and Beyond – Contributing to Development,

Several heads of state and government, ministers, senior representatives of international organisations and donors gathered at the International Atomic Energy Agency 30 May to 1 June in Vienna to review its efforts to help countries benefit from the peaceful uses of nuclear technology in key development areas such as food security, human health and energy. […]

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11May2017

Ionics SA officially opens a second gamma irradiator

In presence of numerous officials and customers, Ionics SA opened their second gamma irradiator on March 29, 2017 near Buenos Aires, Argentina. The first gamma irradiator of Ionics SA, a company partly owned by the DS Group of Belgium, has been in operation for 25 years. Eight million dollars were invested in the new unit […]

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25April2017

Irradiation in India

Irradiation continues to make progress in India where about 20 gamma irradiators are now in operation. Seven of them are owned by various government organization, three being research and semi commercial facilities. Most irradiators have a design capacity between 0.5 and 1 MCi capacity. Among the five facilities dedicated to low and medium dose food […]

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4April2017

The 7th Chapman University Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum

Over 80 people representing 12 countries attended the 2017 Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum at Chapman University on March 21-22. In his opening remarks, Mr. Osama El-Lissy, Deputy Administrator for USDA-APHIS PPQ, recognized the role of irradiation in advancing global trade in fruit. The first day focused on the basics of phytosanitary irradiation providing information on efficacy, […]

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