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Title: Issues for Bringing Electron Beam Irradiators On-Line

Abstract

Irradiation of red meat and poultry has been approved by the U.S. FDA, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's rule for processing red meat is out for comment. Looking beyond the current issues of packaging materials, labeling, and consumer acceptance, this paper reviews the next step of implementation and how to remove, or at least reduce, the barriers to utilization. Polls of the user community identified their requirements for electron beam or x-ray processing of meat or poultry and their concerns about implementation for on-line processing. These needs and issues are compared to the capabilities of the accelerator industry. The critical issues of beam utilization and dose uniformity, factors affecting floor space requirements, and treatment costs are examined.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
5920
Report Number(s):
SAND99-0991C
TRN: US0101699
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Food Irradiation '99, Washington, DC (US), 05/12/1999--05/14/1999; Other Information: PBD: 20 Apr 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; ELECTRON BEAMS; FOOD PROCESSING; FOWL; IMPLEMENTATION; IRRADIATION; MEAT; PACKAGING; COMMERCIALIZATION; US FDA

Citation Formats

Kaye, R.J., and Turman, B.N. Issues for Bringing Electron Beam Irradiators On-Line. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Kaye, R.J., & Turman, B.N. Issues for Bringing Electron Beam Irradiators On-Line. United States.
Kaye, R.J., and Turman, B.N. Tue . "Issues for Bringing Electron Beam Irradiators On-Line". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5920.
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abstractNote = {Irradiation of red meat and poultry has been approved by the U.S. FDA, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's rule for processing red meat is out for comment. Looking beyond the current issues of packaging materials, labeling, and consumer acceptance, this paper reviews the next step of implementation and how to remove, or at least reduce, the barriers to utilization. Polls of the user community identified their requirements for electron beam or x-ray processing of meat or poultry and their concerns about implementation for on-line processing. These needs and issues are compared to the capabilities of the accelerator industry. The critical issues of beam utilization and dose uniformity, factors affecting floor space requirements, and treatment costs are examined.},
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year = {Tue Apr 20 00:00:00 EDT 1999},
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