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Preliminary Studies for the Application of Irradiated-Food to Food Service Industry

Abstract

This study is to investigate ways to improve the marketability of irradiated food materials, through examining reports on toxicological safety and public acceptance of irradiated food materials. Many studies have reaffirmed the mutagenic, genotoxicological, microbiological, and nutritional safety of food irradiation, and consider it an important tool to reduce loss of food due to spoilage and pests. Although food irradiation could provide an opportunity to replace certain pesticides and food additives, there is ambivalence among consumers on whether or not the technology provides a real benefit. An easy and inexpensive tool to identify irradiation trace residue in foods, public trust building in industry through educating consumers with the benefit and uses of irradiation process are thought to be key elements for a successful market for irradiated food. Gamma irradiation at 50 kGy was applied to food materials for institutional food-service to evaluate their possible genotoxicity. The genotoxicity of 12 kinds of food materials irradiated at 50 kGy for institutional food-service was evaluated by Salmonella typhimurium reversion assay, chromosomal aberration test and in vivo micronucleus assay. The results of bacterial reversion assay with S. typhimurium TA98, TA100, TA1535 and TA1537 were negative in the 12 kinds of food materials irradiated at  More>>
Publication Date:
Apr 15, 2008
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
KAERI/RR-2887/2007
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 396 refs, 41 figs, 230 tabs
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; CHROMOSOMAL ABERRATIONS; FOOD; GAMMA RADIATION; IN VIVO; IRRADIATION; MICE; NUTRITION; SAFETY; USES
OSTI ID:
21113950
Research Organizations:
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)
Country of Origin:
Korea, Republic of
Language:
Korean
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: KR0803174121488
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form; Also available from KAERI
Submitting Site:
KRN
Size:
401 pages
Announcement Date:
Dec 19, 2008

Citation Formats

Lee, Ju-Woon, Byun, Myung-Woo, Kim, Jae-Hun, Choi, Jong-Il, Song, Beom-Seok, Kim, Dong-Ho, and Seo, Min-Won. Preliminary Studies for the Application of Irradiated-Food to Food Service Industry. Korea, Republic of: N. p., 2008. Web.
Lee, Ju-Woon, Byun, Myung-Woo, Kim, Jae-Hun, Choi, Jong-Il, Song, Beom-Seok, Kim, Dong-Ho, & Seo, Min-Won. Preliminary Studies for the Application of Irradiated-Food to Food Service Industry. Korea, Republic of.
Lee, Ju-Woon, Byun, Myung-Woo, Kim, Jae-Hun, Choi, Jong-Il, Song, Beom-Seok, Kim, Dong-Ho, and Seo, Min-Won. 2008. "Preliminary Studies for the Application of Irradiated-Food to Food Service Industry." Korea, Republic of.
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title = {Preliminary Studies for the Application of Irradiated-Food to Food Service Industry}
author = {Lee, Ju-Woon, Byun, Myung-Woo, Kim, Jae-Hun, Choi, Jong-Il, Song, Beom-Seok, Kim, Dong-Ho, and Seo, Min-Won}
abstractNote = {This study is to investigate ways to improve the marketability of irradiated food materials, through examining reports on toxicological safety and public acceptance of irradiated food materials. Many studies have reaffirmed the mutagenic, genotoxicological, microbiological, and nutritional safety of food irradiation, and consider it an important tool to reduce loss of food due to spoilage and pests. Although food irradiation could provide an opportunity to replace certain pesticides and food additives, there is ambivalence among consumers on whether or not the technology provides a real benefit. An easy and inexpensive tool to identify irradiation trace residue in foods, public trust building in industry through educating consumers with the benefit and uses of irradiation process are thought to be key elements for a successful market for irradiated food. Gamma irradiation at 50 kGy was applied to food materials for institutional food-service to evaluate their possible genotoxicity. The genotoxicity of 12 kinds of food materials irradiated at 50 kGy for institutional food-service was evaluated by Salmonella typhimurium reversion assay, chromosomal aberration test and in vivo micronucleus assay. The results of bacterial reversion assay with S. typhimurium TA98, TA100, TA1535 and TA1537 were negative in the 12 kinds of food materials irradiated at 50 kGy. No mutagenicity was detected in the assay with and without metabolic activation. In chromosomal aberration tests with CHL cells and in vivo mouse micronucleus assay, no significant difference in the incidences of chromosomal aberration and micronuclei was observed between non-irradiated and 50 kGy-irradiated food materials. These results indicate that food materials irradiated at 50 kGy for institutional food-service did not show any genotoxic effects under these experimental conditions.}
place = {Korea, Republic of}
year = {2008}
month = {Apr}
}