News : Food & Phytosanitary

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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24March2017

Irradiation of Fresh Produce: New Database will Help Determine the Right Dose

A new database developed by the IAEA, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will help to identify the correct radiation dosage for disinfesting fresh products to eliminate the risk of carrying new invasive pests between countries. The database contains information on 89 fresh commodities and more are being added. For […]

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23March2017

iia Newsletter

Our latest newsletter has just been released. If you did not receive a copy please sign up to receive future newsletters. The current newsletter can be accessed via this link: iia newsletter

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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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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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