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11 September 2017

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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7 September 2017

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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4 September 2017

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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31 August 2017

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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24 August 2017

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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15 August 2017

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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4 August 2017

Source Security Working Group

The Working Group monitors and engages with key agencies and with Congressional staff in Washington DC in order to ensure that all parties are well informed and that the benefits derived from the use of irradiation technologies are understood. The International Irradiation Association (iia) was a founder member of the Working Group and is a […]

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28 July 2017

Eighth Annual Chapman Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum

To-date the Chapman Phytosanitary Forum has always been held at the university in California, USA. The 8th workshop will, for the first, be held in Asia. The event is being organized in cooperation with the International Irradiation Association (iia), the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT) and the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme. The objective of the […]

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12 July 2017

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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3 July 2017

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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