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23 January 2018

Food Irradiation and the Changing Climate

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency have jointly produced a valuable video which explains how food irradiation benefits society. The introduction to the video explains: “Throughout history, insect pests have posed challenges by spreading diseases, damaging crops and affecting environments, causing damage of more than 70[…]

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2 January 2018

January 2018 Newsletter

The latest iia newsletter was circulated today. It can be accessed by clicking on the following link: January 2018 Newsletter

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4 December 2017

Fresh Vietnamese Mango imports to the United States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending its regulations to allow the importation of fresh mango fruit from Vietnam into the continental United States. After analyzing the potential plant pest risks, APHIS scientists determined that mangos from Vietnam can be safely imported under a systems approach that includes[…]

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8 November 2017

Whitepaper – A Comparison of Gamma, E-beam, X-ray and Ethylene Oxide Technologies for the Industrial Sterilization of Medical Devices and Healthcare Products

The White Paper is being jointly published by GIPA and iia. The purpose of the White Paper is to describe the role and importance of the key industrial sterilization methods to the healthcare industry and the means by which each technology ensures that products are safe and ready for their intended use. This paper focusses[…]

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7 November 2017

Sterigenics International LLC Changes Name to Sotera Health LLC

Sterigenics International LLC  announced today that it has changed its parent company name to Sotera Health LLC. Its three operating companies – Nelson Labs™, Nordion® and Sterigenics® – will continue to maintain their current names. The new parent company name signals a more integrated and holistic customer value proposition as it combines the offerings of[…]

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6 November 2017

Groups urge update to EU irradiation rules

The International Irradiation Association is referenced in the linked article which reports that the European Commission has been urged to revise the legislation related to the irradiation of food and ingredients. Food Quality News  

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31 October 2017

Revision of AAMI TIR29:2012: Guide for process characterization and control in radiation sterilization of medical devices

This technical information report provides additional guidance for characterizing the irradiation process and for establishing requisite process controls to ensure the irradiation system remains in a validated state. This document is intended to complement qualification and routine control activities as defined in ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11137 for gamma, X-ray, and electron beam sterilization Reference : AAMI TIR29:2012/(R)2017[…]

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30 October 2017

White Paper – Comparison: Gamma, Eb, Xray and EO for Sterilisation

The International Irradiation Association (iia) has worked with the Gamma Industry Processing Alliance (GIPA) to publish the attached White Paper: “A Comparison of Gamma, E-beam, X-ray and Ethylene Oxide Technologies for the Industrial Sterilization of Medical Devices and Healthcare Products”. The purpose of the White Paper is to discuss the role and importance of major[…]

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23 October 2017

iia and the Panel on Gamma & Electron Irradiation

The iia attended a meeting of the Panel on Gamma & Electron Irradiation (‘Panel’) on Wednesday 18th October. Martin Comben of iia presented an update of iia activities including details of: its activities to help address the issue of cobalt-60 shipment denial through the Transport Facilitation Working Group including the production of new literature and it[…]

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