News : Food & Phytosanitary

13February2017

IMRP – Book of Abstracts

Electronic versions of the Book of Abstracts and Detailed Program are available for IMRP attendees and iia members. These will be added to the Resource section in the members area of the iia website and will be available on the imrp-iia.com website. Click here: Book of Abstracts Click here: Detailed Program The IMRP special edition of the […]

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7February2017

Phytosanitary Irradiation

iia members Mevex,, Steritech, CGN Dasheng, IBA and Nordion are sponsoring the  Seventh Annual Chapman Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum which is being held between March 21-22, 2017. The agenda for the 2017 Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum at Chapman University is now available (see here). Further details about the event can be in our “events” listing.

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1February2017

New Food Irradiation Book

This book emphasizes proven advantages of ionizing irradiation over the commonly used postharvest treatments for improving postharvest life of fresh fruits and vegetables to enhance their microbial safety. The book titled “Irradiation for Quality Improvement, Microbial Safety and Phytosanitation of Fresh Produce” was written by Rivka Barkai-Golan and Peter Follett. The book intends to present the […]

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17November2016

Phytosanitary Irradiation – An Overview

The linked research paper (see below) was written by Guy Hallman, Yves Henon, Andrew Parker and Carl Blackburn whilst they were working for the IAEA/FAO. It has just been published in a special issue of the Florida Entomologist (a major journal in the field of entomology). Florida Entomologist

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6July2016

Food Irradiation

iia participated in a meeting held at Aérial in Strasbourg in June 2016 between two representatives of the European Commission (Health Directorate / Food Hygiene Unit) and several experts in food irradiation. Since the publication of European Directives 1999/2/EC and 1999/3/EC, the quantities of food irradiated in the European Union have dwindled to 7.972 tons in […]

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6May2016

Phytosanitary Irradiation Treatment for Postharvest Pest Control

China Agriculture Press just published a book entitled ‘Phytosanitary Irradiation Treatment for Postharvest Pest Control’ (ISBN 978 7 109 21234 3). The chief editors are Wang Yuejin and Zhan Guoping of the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine in Beijing. The book provides the first comprehensive review in Chinese of this growing application of irradiation. […]

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28April2016

New irradiated food product commercialized in Thailand

7Eleven® is the world’s largest convenience store chain operating, franchising and licensing nearly 60,000 stores in 18 countries. With more than 9,000 stores, Thailand is second (after Japan) in number of outlets with CP ALL as the exclusive franchise, a subsidiary of the agro-business and telecommunication conglomerate Charoen Pokphand. For several months now, the Thai 7Eleven® […]

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