Allowed in the meeting room during negotiations over the new anything-goes standard were representatives from several irradiation companies and food industry trade groups, including Titan of San Diego, Isomedix/STERIS of New Jersey, the Grocery Manufacturers of America, and the Association of International Industrial Irradiation
. Some of the corporate executives are government-appointed delegates to the ICGFI.
In response to increased interest in food safety, the Food Irradiation Processing Alliance (FIPA) -- a new chapter of the Association of International Industrial Irradiation
was formed to promote understanding of food irradiation and to facilitate adoption of this safe and effective technology.