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Mei Xu Gao

Associate Professor
Institute for Application of Atomic Energy Chinese
Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)

Ms. Gao Meixu received the Bachelor Degree of Agronomy from China Agricultural University (1985), and studied at Graduated School of CAAS (1997-2000). She has worked at the Institute for Application of Atomic Energy since 1985. She worked in Japan in 1993 as a STA scientist and studied in the USA in 1995 as an IAEA fellow.

Her studies focus on research and application of food irradiation technology. She was the chief investigator of 10 national research projects, involved 13 IAEA research contracts/regional TC/national TC projects related to food irradiation, and the chief person revising Chinese national standards of irradiated foods. Published about 80 papers, 3 books and 8 national patents. Associate editor in Chief of “Journal of Nuclear Agricultural Sciences” during 2003-2010. Secretary-general of Chinese Society of Nuclear Agricultural Sciences since 2018.

Food Irradiation Regulations in China and other Asian countries 

The presentation will introduce regulations and national standards related to food irradiation in China. There are about 200 commercial irradiation facilities, and 0.6 million ton of irradiated food per year, so the legal issues for ensuring the application of food irradiation technology in China will also be analyzed. The regulations on both sanitary and phytosanitary uses in Asian countries will be summarized.