Food & Phytosanitary

EB and X Rays for Food Irradiation

The IAEA just published the Final Report of the work undertaken under coordinated research project (CRP) D61024 on the Development of Electron Beam and X ray Applications for Food Irradiation (DEXAFI). The coordinated research project was implemented by the Joint FAO/IAEA Centre of Nuclear Techniques...

The IAEA just published the Final Report of the work undertaken under coordinated research project (CRP) D61024 on the Development of Electron Beam and X ray Applications for Food Irradiation (DEXAFI). The coordinated research project was implemented by the Joint FAO/IAEA Centre of Nuclear Techniques...

The latest iia publication - The development of radiation processing in Latin America and the Caribbean Region is now available in the publications section of our website. Latin America and the Caribbean Region have an established history of scientific research and the commercial application of radiation processing....

The construction of a new irradiation center next to Cai Cui port, the central port of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, has been announced by Can Tho Irradiation Joint Stock Company on July, 14, 2022. On an area of nearly 2 hectares, a multi-purpose irradiation facility...

Visit the Phytosanitary Irradiation Platform website (psipglobal.org) for news about phytosanitary irradiation and associated developments. The most recent news article is about a new electron beam facility for the irradiation of fresh produce in Texas, USA. The facility operates under the name of Reveam and was...

The sterile insect technique (SIT) has been used as the main tool to eradicate the outbreak of the Mediterranean fruit fly, also called medfly (Ceratitis capitata), in the Mexican state of Colima.  The Medfly is considered among the most devastating insect pests worldwide due to...

There have been many developments since the international phytosanitary irradiation community met during the Chapman University Forum in 2018. The Phytosanitary Irradiation Platform (PsIP psipglobal.org) has since been formed by the iia to unite and represent this growing global industry. The first Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum will...

The first Research Coordination Meeting (RCM) of the new IAEA Coordinated Research Project (CRP) D61026 on Novel Irradiation Technology for Phytosanitary Treatment of Food Commodities and Promotion of Trade was held from 22 to 29 March 2022 as a virtual meeting. The RCM was attended by...

The Gafchromic™ dosimetry system offers a relatively simple, low cost and accurate means of assessing low doses used for the Sterile Insect Technique and phytosanitary irradiation.  The dosimeter is a small (1 × 1 cm square), thin (~100 micron) film that changes colour when irradiated.  The...

The Technical Cooperation Programme of the IAEA has launched a new project (RLA1021) to encourage the use of phytosanitary irradiation in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Despite the large potential of the region to export fresh produce, only Mexico and to a lesser extent...

The following article in Global Times highlights how irradiation can be used in cold-chain food distribution to combat COVID 19 transmission risks. The article also highlights how irradiation is used to treat healthcare products and in addressing environmental challenges associated with waste-water. Click this link to...

On Thursday  11th November at 1pm (NZDT), the Stakeholder and Consumer Intelligence Team of the Plant and Food Research X-Ray Working Group will hold a virtual research seminar (Zoom) about retailer and consumer attitudes toward phytosanitary irradiation. Irradiation using X-Ray has significant potential as a phytosanitary...

Our member the Fraunhofer Institute FEP announced the creation in July 2021 of a joint venture with Ceravis AG, an agricultural trading group that primarily serves the entrepreneurial agricultural sector in Northern Germany. The newly formed E-VITA GmbH is dedicated to the chemical-free, sustainable treatment...

The first Research Coordination Meeting of the IAEA Collaborative Research Project Innovating Radiation Processing of Food with Low Energy Beams from Machine Sources (CRP D61025) took place on 2,3 and 9,10 September 2021. The association was invited to attend to attend as an observer for...

The International Irradiation Association (iia) is seeking applications from those who would like to join a small team who are responsible for the development and implementation of Association initiatives. The iia represents a diverse international community of organisations involved in the science and use of ionising...

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The 'Ad Hoc Meeting of Stakeholder States Involved with Technological Alternatives to High-Risk Radioactive Sources' was held between 14 and 18 June 2021. The meeting sponsored by the United States, France and Germany but attracts international participation. Participants exchanged views and shared experiences on transitioning to alternative...

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