The United States Grocery Manufactures Association (GMA) recently published a paper on food irradiation within their Science Policy Paper series.

The Agriculture Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is reviewing two important horticulture quarantine insecticides in Australia, dimethoate and fenthion. These insecticides are not used in other countries as post harvest plant quarantine treatments. It is widely anticipated that post harvest use will be restricted for edible peel products. Suspensions for many post harvest uses for dimethoate were announced on 6 October 2011. Suspensions for post harvest uses for fenthion on edible peel crops were announced on 31 October 2012. 

The United States Department of Agriculture approved access to the US for Australian mangoes and lychees in September 2013. 

FSANZ are currently considering application A1092 for approval for irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment for a further 11 specified fruits.



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