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22 March 2013

Phytosanitary – Australia and New Zealand

Australian and New Zealand Food Standard 1.5.3 on Irradiation of Food will be amended to permit irradiation as a phytosanitary measure for tomatoes and capsicum. In March 2012 Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) received an Application from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) Queensland in association with the New Zealand Fresh Produce Importers Association (NZFPIA) […]

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23 July 2012

US Department of Agriculture. The Animal and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have issued new regulatory guidance in relation to irradiation Treatment; the location of Facilities in the Southern States of the United States.

US Department of Agriculture. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have issed new regulatory guidance in relation to Irradiation Treatment; the Location of Facilities in the Southern States of the United States. The updated regulations, 7 CFR Parts 305 & 319 amend the phytosanitary treatment regulations to provide generic criteria for new irradiation […]

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8 July 2012

EC Report – Food treated with Ionising Radiation

Report from the European Commission to the European parliament and Council on food and food ingredients treated with ionising radiation for the year 2010 The European Union published its report on food irradiated in the European Union in 2010 – published 2012 Out of 24 approved irradiation facilities in 13 member states ( 2 of […]

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11 June 2012

Food & Phytosanitary Developments in Australia and New Zealand

The agency Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has assessed an application to change the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code to allow irradiation of fresh tomato and fresh capsicum for quarantine purposes. An opportunity to comment on both applications will be available at a later date. Application A1069, which would allow processors to irradiate […]

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14 November 2011

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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20 September 2010

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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12 June 2010

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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10 May 2010

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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30 March 2010

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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