Sitta adds radioactivity testing to certification of wood fuel

Sitta adds radioactivity testing to certification of wood fuel

Sitta has expanded the testing regime its products are subjected to which now includes testing for radioactive isotopes.  There is now evidence to suggest that fall-out from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 has contaminated large swathes of forestry in Western Europe.  This wood is being harvested and finding its way into the supply chain.  These radiactive isotopes present very low risk when held within the fabric of wood in most applications, but when used as fuel, there is the possibility for these heavy isotopes to cross-contaminate with food.  These small radioactive particles present a real heath risk if ingested.

Whilst the majority of the Beech raw material used in Sitta products comes from the surrounding area of Udine, Sitta have chosed to raise the bar once more in certification to ensure that its products remain of the highest standards of safety for the cooking of food.


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