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Webinar: Phytosanitary irradiation

19 October 2020

Join the National Fruit Fly Council for a webinar on phytosanitary irradiation. The webinar will cover a range of topics including an explanation of irradiation, labelling requirements, research, consumer perceptions, and international acceptance of irradiation as a phytosanitary measure.


Date: Monday, 26 October 2020

Time: 2:00 pm – 3.30 pm (AEDT)


2:00 pm
Welcome and overview of session
Christina Cook, Manager, National Fruit Fly Council
2:05 pm
Irradiation as a phytosanitary tool in Australia
Ben Reilly, Fresh Produce Business Manager, Steritech
2:35 pm
A grower perspective on irradiation as a fruit fly treatment
Ben Martin, Bowen Mango Grower, Marto’s Mangoes
2:50 pm
A Tasmanian retail perspective on fruit fly treatments
Kemuel Wood, Owner of Bay of Fires IGA, Tasmania
3:00 pm
Overview of international acceptance for irradiation
James Fell, Assistant Director, Market Coordination and Strategy, Biosecurity Plant Division, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
3:50 pm
Additional questions and comments

How to participate

This webinar is being held as a Zoom meeting. You can either join the meeting online or dial in.

Join online

Meeting link:
Meeting ID: 824 1896 7967
Password: 057837

Dial in

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Meeting ID: 824 1896 7967
Password: 057837

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