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News September 12, 2023

PsIP webinar series Phytosanitary irradiation Understanding and Unlocking potential: Third webinar recording available

The third webinar of the PsIP webinar series is already available online.

With this webinar series, the PsIP hopes to promote collaboration and communication within our diverse community, by disseminating information and opening conversations about potential challenges within the food irradiation industry.

In this third webinar named: USDA APHIS PPQ Phytosanitary Irradiation Programs: Strong roots and still growing, Laura Jeffers (Senior Risk Manager at the USDA-APHIS-PPQ-Pest Exclusion and Import Programs) presented an interesting presentation in the following line:

As trade ever grows, so do the opportunities for the movement of exotic pests on international cargo. Phytosanitary quarantine treatments are the last resort when in-country agricultural practices cannot entirely mitigate pest risk on commodities. For the U.S., phytosanitary irradiation treatments were first used with markets where traditional treatments, like methyl bromide fumigation or in-transit cold treatment, were unavailable or unsuitable. Now with 20+ years of experience, USDA APHIS PPQ looks to the future for this promising technology“.

Access to the full recorded webinar: View recording here