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IAEA – Update

We are able to report on recent conversations with staff at the IAEA. IAEA Report IAEA Organisation Chart  

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EN/ISO 11137 parts 1,2 and 3 – Microbiological and Dosimetric issues.

There is a very important initiative being undertaken by EMPIR (European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research).   Refer to the attached document.   This initiative has significant consequences for the industry in terms of how product is currently processed. “Recent revisions of the medical device radiation sterilization standards (EN/ISO 11137-1,2&3 have highlighted the lack of a […]

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Senator Gardner introduces PORTS Act to protect American economy

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced on Friday 5th June that he had introduced the Protecting Orderly and Responsible Transit of Shipments (PORTS) Act in the United States Senate to safeguard the American economy from the threat of labor shutdowns and slowdowns at seaports. The Act is designed to ensure that labour disputes […]

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Australia New Zealand Food Standards – approvals

On 20th February 2015, Australia New Zealand Food Standards has approved the irradiation between 150 Gy and 1 kGy of apple, apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach, plum, honeydew, rockmelon, scaloppini, strawberry, table grape and zucchini (courgette). The purpose should be pest disinfestation for a phytosanitary objective. This brings to 24 the number of commodities for which phytosanitary irradiation […]

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US NRC Security – Planned Changes.

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending the regulations governing security related information for large irradiators, producers, distributors and transporters. Details are outlined in the attached extract from the Federal Register 10 CFR Parts 30, 37, 73 and 150 (NRC 2012 0140).   Federal Register Vol 70 Number 189

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Proposed US Regulatory Action

In the USA a Bill making appropriations for: energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015 and for other purposes includes potentially important targets that could impact on operators of production irradiators. We would draw your attention to pages 68-74 inclusive of the attached Bill. These pages include […]

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