Food & Phytosanitary

New PsIP Webinar ‘Comprehensive Generic Doses for Phytosanitary Irradiation’

Thursday 30 May 2024 | 8:30am - 9:30am HST (2:30pm EDT, 7:30pm BST) REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN The PsIP recently announced their latest webinar ‘Comprehensive Generic Doses for Phytosanitary Irradiation’ is to be held 30 May 2024, 8:30am - 9:30am HST (2:30pm EDT, 7:30pm BST). This 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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The IAEA recently hosted a virtual workshop to promote the beneficial applications or irradiation technologies. The International Irradiation Association and a number of iia members were in attendance and presented at the meeting. An IAEA article about the event can be found via this link: IAEA...

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have released a book reviewing major progress in the use of a nuclear technique to suppress agricultural pests and insect outbreaks that have become more frequent due to...

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The linked article in the FST magazine was written by Cherin Balt, Managing Director of Hepro Cape. The article reports on the use of irradiation (Sterile Insect Technology) to reduce pre-harvest damage to crops caused by pests and as a post harvest treatment to facilitate...

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Sciray Co. Ltd. a subsidiary of Nuctech, a member of iia, is a company based in Beijing that was formed as a spin-off from the Tsinghua University. Nuctech is one of the world’s leading suppliers of vehicles, cargo and baggage inspection systems based on radiation...

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