News : Food & Phytosanitary

14November2011

Irradiated Foods in Europe

14 November 2011 | After the accession of 10 more members to the European Union (EU) the legal situation is not quite clear; this communication is to supply information additional to a previous communication by Minnesota Beef Council (MBC). From the original 15 EU-members only 5 had maintained specific clearances for irradiated food, when the […]

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20September2010

ISO TC34 / WG 10 – Results of vote on DIS 14470

20 September 2010 | The draft document ISO/DIS 14470 “Food irradiation – Requirements for the development, validation and routine control of the ionizing radiation process used for the treatment of food” is approved. It received a total of 30 affirmative and 3 negative votes from eligible P-members.  Countries that submitted a comment file included: Australia, […]

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12June2010

Internationalization of Guidelines and Standards on Food Irradiation

12 June 2010 | Shanghai, CHINA presentation by Yves Henon, iiA Asia representative Yves Henon gave a very nice presentation on the, “Internationalization of Guidelines and Standards on Food Irradiation” at the recent CIRE 2010/ iiA Forum in China 12 June 2010. As noted the ISO/DIS is consistent with the requirements for food irradiation. It […]

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10May2010

IAEA Meeting on Food Irradiation, Jakarta

10-14 May 2010 | Jakarta, Indonesia. The IAEA meeting to review and adopt guidelines on audit and accreditation of food irradiation facilities, by Yves Henon Yves made a presentation on the auditing and accreditation requirements of food irradiation facilities, showing that irradiation facilities are frequently audited or inspected by national authorities for a variety of […]

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30March2010

Food Irradiation ISO TC34 WG 10

Memo 7 March 2010 to Members and Explanatory Report for ISO TC34 / WG 10 – Vote on DIS 14470, Food Irradiation – Requirements for the development, validation and routine control of the ionizing radiation process used for the treatment of food. The DIS 14470 vote is now open from the 5th of March to […]

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22March2010

FDA roasted over irradiation petition handling

22 March 2010 By Rory Harrington, FOODproductiondaily.com A US Congressional watchdog has slammed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a catalogue of failings over its handling of petitions to use irradiation on food. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said the food regulatory agency was too slow in reviewing six outstanding irradiation applications, and had […]

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7March2010

ISO TC34 / WG 10 – Upcoming vote on DIS 14470

7 March 2010 | Memo and Explanatory Report for ISO TC34 / WG 10 – Vote on DIS 14470, Food Irradiation – Requirements for the development, validation and routine control of the ionizing radiation process used for the treatment of food. The DIS 14470 vote is now open from the 5th of March 2010 to […]

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1March2010

IAEA Consultants meeting for development of guidelines for inspection and accreditation of food irradiation facilities ( RAS/5/050 9003 01)

1-5 March 2010 | IAEA Vienna, AUSTRIA Notes by John Woolston The five day meeting was able to generate a first draft of a Guideline for the inspection and accreditation of food irradiation facilities focused on phytosanitary (as opposed to food safety) requirements. This document when finalised by the working group will be presented to […]

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27January2010

Food irradiation research files donated by Marcotte Consulting

Marcotte Consulting has made a significant donation of food irradiation research files, technical and historical documents to the National Agriculture Library (NAL) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Beltsville Maryland. The collection, included over 20 large boxes of food irradiation petitions, papers, pamphlets, books and records. Michelle Marcotte of Marcotte Consulting collected these […]

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15December2009

ISO/TC34/WG10 Comments 15 December 2009

15 December 2009 | Message from Mariana Soledad Funes on behalf of Noelia Antonuccio, Convenor of ISO/ WG 10 on Food Irradiation to the members of the working group. Dear experts’, As we said in a previous mail, we asked to the TC34 Secretary about the next steps concerning ISO 14470 and we finally concluded […]

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