PsIP New Webinar Series “Phytosanitary Irradiation: Understanding & Unlocking Potential”

The PsIP is pleased to announce a free-of-charge series of webinars to support and promote collaboration and communication within our diverse community. This series aims to share information and promote education on the use of food irradiation for phytosanitary purposes. They seek to open an ongoing dialogue that will identify the needs and challenges of those industries involved in the production and cross border trade of fresh produce.

Each webinar will include a contribution from an expert speaker who will discuss topics that are innovative and critical to the development of trade and phytosanitary irradiation. You are invited to join us for the first webinar in this series:

Phytosanitary Irradiation: Overview, Challenges and Opportunities

Wednesday 16th August, 3pm (GMT +1)

The first of of our three guest speakers is Yves Henon (iia Board member and Advisor) who introduces his topic “Phytosanitary Irradiation: Overview, Challenges and Opportunities” as follows:

“A method nearly unheard of two decades ago, irradiation has now found its place amongst chemical and non-chemical phytosanitary measures that provide biosecurity in international trade of fresh fruit and vegetables. The global trade of irradiated produce has now reached significant volumes. Irradiated fresh produce looks good, tastes good, is exempt from post-harvest treatment residues, and is affordable. This has been recognized by growers, traders, retailers and consumers in a dozen countries. Will phytosanitary irradiation keep growing at the current pace? Non-science-based regulations appear to be the main obstacle to expansion. On the other hand, the simplicity of the process, its efficacy and competitive advantages for the environment are serious assets for the future. To make the most of these advantages, international cooperation needs to be continued and expanded.”

In order to register your interest in this event please follow this link attached.

Please note: This webinar will be recorded, so if you are unable to attend the live event you will be able watch it back at a later time.

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