News : Food & Phytosanitary

19September2017

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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15September2017

Ionisos acquires Stermed

Ionisos has announced that it has acquired Stermed which specialises in low-temperature sterilisation using ethylene oxide. Stermed is based in Civrieux d’Azergues to the north of Lyon in France. Further information is available on the linked press releases: Press Release Ionisos Communiqué de presse Ionisos – Stermed Pressemitteilung Ionisos – Stermed Nota de Prensa Ionisos […]

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13September2017

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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12September2017

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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11September2017

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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7September2017

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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4September2017

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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31August2017

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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24August2017

Multi Year Study on Sterilising Pepper Weevils using Cobalt 60

We missed this news but in February 2017 Nordion, Bruce Power and the University of Guelph announced details of a mule-year research project that will evaluate the use of irradiation to control weevils in peppers. The researchers hope to control pepper weevils, which can burrow into farmed peppers and destroy them from the inside. For […]

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15August2017

Post Harvest Crop Management in India

Following a recent bumper harvest in Madhya Pradesh, the Times of India newspaper reports that the Indian Government is asking the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to set up irradiation centres in Madhya Pradesh and elsewhere in order to facilitate better post harvest crop management. Link to the article in the Times of India

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