» Seventh Annual Chapman Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum

March 21-22, 2017

Organized in cooperation with the USDA and the Joint programme of the FAO/IAEA, the objective of the Phytosanitary Irradiation forum is to increase understanding and use of irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment to enhance global trade and prevent invasive pests.

Topics will include:

Efficacy, technology, and consumer acceptance
Global use
Logistical challenges
Regulatory agency perspectives
Export certification and import regulations
Market access and trade
Success stories from around the world

Cost to register: 100.00

Register and pay for the forum here


On March 23-34, 2016, over 100 participants from countries all around the world met to discuss the latest in research, equipment, trade, and regulations related to phytosanitary irradiation.

Thanks to our sponsors:

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+ - Contact Us

Margaret Smither
Export Specialist 
4700 River Road 
Riverdale, MD  20737
Phone: (301) 851-2235

Anuradha Prakash
Professor and Program Director
Food Science
Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA  92866
Phone: (714) 744-7826

Carl Blackburn
Food Irradiation Specialist
Vienna International Centre 
P.O. Box 100 
Vienna, Austria
Phone: (+43-1)2600-21639

Robyne Kelly
Administrative Assistant, Food Science
One University Dr.
Orange, CA 92866
Phone: (714)289-2040

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"It was indeed a pleasure for me to attend the 6th Irradiation Forum.  It has been very informative for me and I had the opportunity of meeting, discussing and learning from the other participants experience with irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment.  This Forum was particularly important for me given that the NPPO of Mauritius is also envisaging the setting up of an irradiation facility for phytosanitary treatment.  Hope that I will have the opportunity of participating in future Forums."

Padmini Seebun
National Plant Protection Office
Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security

"Thank you very much, Anu, for inviting me to speak at the Forum – it was an excellent opportunity for me to learn more about the Industry concerns and new technologies, and to interact face-to-face with our Stakeholders.  I think you did a superb job arranging for and carrying out this forum – very smooth and well-organized!

Thanks again and I hope to stay in touch and continue to be involved with irradiation technology for phyto treatments."

Matthew T. Messenger, Ph.D.
Trade Director for Central America and the Caribbean
U.S. Department of Agriculture
APHIS PPQ Phytosanitary Issues Management