News : Food & Phytosanitary

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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26February2017

Canada permits the irradiation of ground beef

Canada has been considering the approval of irradiation for a number of years. Permission to irradiate fresh and frozen raw ground beef has been given and was published in the Canada Gazette on February 13, 2017. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association submitted an application in 1998. Following several high profile cases of foodborne illness resulting from […]

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22February2017

Steritech rebrand and sponsorship

Australian contract sterilisation and decontamination company and iia member Steritech have recently rebranded their business with a new logo and positioning line of ‘Protecting What Matters’. They also launched their new website this week at www.steritech.com.au. Steritech, along with other iia members MEVEX and CGN Dasheng and Zhongke Hi-Wits, are also sponsors of the Seventh […]

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