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Canadian Food Irradiation Facilities; Installations Canadiennes d'Irradiation des Aliments; Kanadskie ustanovki dlya oblucheniya pishchevykh produktov; Instalaciones de Irradiacion de Alimentos en el Canada

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Abstract

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) began work on the irradiation of potatoes in 1956, using spent fuel rods as the radiation source. In 1958 the first Gammacell 220, a self-contained irradiator, was designed and manufactured by AECL, and cobalt-60 was then used exclusively in the food irradiation programme. In 1960 the first food and drug clearance was obtained for potatoes. The next stage was to demonstrate to the potato industry that cobalt-60 was a safe, simple and reliable tool, and that irradiation would inhibit sprouting under field conditions. A mobile irradiator was designed and produced by AECL in 1961 to carry out this pilot-plant programme. The irradiator was mounted on a fully-equipped road trailer and spent the 1961/1962 season irradiating one million pounds of potatoes at various points in Eastern Canada. In 1965 the first commercial food irradiator was designed and built by AECL for Newfield Products, Ltd. Whilst the potato programme was under way, AECL initiated co-operative programmes with Canadian food research laboratories, using additional Gammacells. In 1960, AECL constructed an irradiation facility in a shielded room at its own plant in Ottawa for the irradiation of larger objects, such as sides of pork and stems of bananas.  More>>
Authors:
Warland, H. M.F.; MacQueen, K. F. [1] 
  1. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Commercial Products, Ottawa (Canada)
Publication Date:
Nov 15, 1966
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-SM-73/31
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Symposium on Food Irradiation, Karlsruhe, Federal Republic of Germany (Germany), 6-10 Jun 1966; Other Information: 1 refs., 7 figs.; Related Information: In: Food Irradiation. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Food Irradiation| 979 p.
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; AGRICULTURE; BANANAS; CANADA; FOOD INDUSTRY; FOOD PROCESSING; IRRADIATION; POTATOES; RADIATION SOURCES; SPENT FUELS
OSTI ID:
22118906
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Rome (Italy)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 0074-1884; TRN: XA13M2070075542
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 715-725
Announcement Date:
Aug 08, 2013

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Warland, H. M.F., and MacQueen, K. F. Canadian Food Irradiation Facilities; Installations Canadiennes d'Irradiation des Aliments; Kanadskie ustanovki dlya oblucheniya pishchevykh produktov; Instalaciones de Irradiacion de Alimentos en el Canada. IAEA: N. p., 1966. Web.
Warland, H. M.F., & MacQueen, K. F. Canadian Food Irradiation Facilities; Installations Canadiennes d'Irradiation des Aliments; Kanadskie ustanovki dlya oblucheniya pishchevykh produktov; Instalaciones de Irradiacion de Alimentos en el Canada. IAEA.
Warland, H. M.F., and MacQueen, K. F. 1966. "Canadian Food Irradiation Facilities; Installations Canadiennes d'Irradiation des Aliments; Kanadskie ustanovki dlya oblucheniya pishchevykh produktov; Instalaciones de Irradiacion de Alimentos en el Canada." IAEA.
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title = {Canadian Food Irradiation Facilities; Installations Canadiennes d'Irradiation des Aliments; Kanadskie ustanovki dlya oblucheniya pishchevykh produktov; Instalaciones de Irradiacion de Alimentos en el Canada}
author = {Warland, H. M.F., and MacQueen, K. F.}
abstractNote = {Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) began work on the irradiation of potatoes in 1956, using spent fuel rods as the radiation source. In 1958 the first Gammacell 220, a self-contained irradiator, was designed and manufactured by AECL, and cobalt-60 was then used exclusively in the food irradiation programme. In 1960 the first food and drug clearance was obtained for potatoes. The next stage was to demonstrate to the potato industry that cobalt-60 was a safe, simple and reliable tool, and that irradiation would inhibit sprouting under field conditions. A mobile irradiator was designed and produced by AECL in 1961 to carry out this pilot-plant programme. The irradiator was mounted on a fully-equipped road trailer and spent the 1961/1962 season irradiating one million pounds of potatoes at various points in Eastern Canada. In 1965 the first commercial food irradiator was designed and built by AECL for Newfield Products, Ltd. Whilst the potato programme was under way, AECL initiated co-operative programmes with Canadian food research laboratories, using additional Gammacells. In 1960, AECL constructed an irradiation facility in a shielded room at its own plant in Ottawa for the irradiation of larger objects, such as sides of pork and stems of bananas. During 1963 the mobile irradiator, already a most useful tool, was made more versatile when its source strength was increased and it was equipped with a product cooling system and van air conditioning. Following these modifications, the unit was employed in California for the irradiation of a wide spectrum of fruits at the United States Department of Agriculture Station in Fresno. The Gammacell, mobile irradiator, shielded-room facility, the commercial food irradiator and some of the main food programmes are described in detail. There is an increasing amount of interest in irradiation by the food industry, and prospects are encouraging for future installations. (author) [French] L'Atomic Energy of Canada Limited'(AECL) a entrepris en 1956 des travaux sur l'irradiation des pommes de terre en utilisant comme source des barreaux de combustible epuise. En 1958, l'AECL a concu et fabrique le premier appareil Gammacell 220, qui est un irradiateur complet, et l'on n'a plus utilise que du cobalt-60 pour l'execution du programme d'irradiation des aliments. En 1960, la premiere autorisation du service de controle des produits alimentaires et pharmaceutiques a ete obtenue pour les pommes de terre. La phase suivante consistait a montrer aux producteurs et distributeurs de pommes de terre que le cobalt-60 est un instrument sans danger, simple et sur, et que l'irradiation entrave la germination. En 1961 l'AECL a concu et fabrique un irradiateur mobile afin d'executer le programme de demonstration. L'irradiateur a ete monte sur une remorque routiere entierement equipee et, au cours de la saison 1961/1962, 500 tonnes de pommes de terre ont ete irradiees en divers endroits du Canada oriental. En 1965, l'AECL a concu et construit le premier irradiateur commercial de denrees alimentaires pour la compagnie Newfield Products Ltd. Pendant l'execution du programme d'irradiation des pommes.de terre, l'AECL a lance des programmes communs avec des laboratoires canadiens de recherche sur les produits alimentaires, en utilisant d'autres appareils Gammacell. En 1960, l'AECL a construit une installation d'irradiation en casemate dans son etablissement d'Ottawa pour l'irradiation d'articles plus volumineux tels que des quartiers de porcs et des regimes de bananes. Au cours de l'annee 1963, l'irradiateur mobile, qui avait deja montre son utilite, a ete modifie en vue d'elargir ses applications: l'intensite de la source a ete augmentee et il a ete equipe d'un dispositif de refroidissement des produits; en outre, la remorque a ete climatisee. Ainsi transforme, il a ete utilise en Californie pour l'irradiation d'une grande variete de fruits a la station du Departement de l'agriculture des Etats-Unis, a Fresno. Le memoire decrit en detail l'appareil Gammacell, l'irradiateur mobile, la casemate, l'irradiateur commercial et quelques-uns des principaux programmes d'irradiation. L'industrie alimentaire s'interesse de plus en plus a l'irradiation et les perspectives sont encourageantes pour les installations futures. (author) [Spanish] En 1956 la Comision de Energia Atomica del Canada (AECL) comenzo sus trabajos sobre irradiacion de patatas utilizando barras de combustible agotado como fuente de radiacion. En 1958 proyecto y construyo su primera fuente tipo Gammacell 220, que es un dispositivo de irradiacion autonomo; entonces, para el programa de irradiacion de alimentos solo se utilizaba cobalto-60. El Servicio de productos alimenticios y farmaceuticos concedio en 1960 su primera autorizacion para la irradiacion de patatas. La etapa siguiente consistio en demostrar a los sectores dedicados a la explotacion de ese tuberculo que la-fuente de cobalto-60 es un instrumento sencillo y seguro, y que la irradiacion impide la germinacion en las condiciones usuales de almacenamiento. En 1961 la AECL diseno y construyo un dispositivo movil de irradiacion para ejecutar este programa experimental. El irradiador se monto en un autorremolque completamente equipado que durante la temporada de 1961-1962 irradio 1000 000 de libras de patatas en varios puntos del Canada oriental. En 1965 la AECL diseno y construyo para la Newfield Products Ltd el primer dispositivo de irradiacion comercial de alimentos. Mientras se ejecutaba el programa de irradiacion de patatas la AECL inicio algunos programas de cooperacion con laboratorios canadienses de investigaciones sobre productos alimenticios, para los que se utilizaron tambien fuentes tipo Gammacell. En 1960 la AECL construyo en su centro de Ottawa una instalacion de irradiacion con camara blindada para irradiar objetos voluminosos tales como piezas de carne de cerdo y mazos de platanos. En 1963, se dieron nuevas posibilidades de empleo al dispositivo movil de irradiacion, ya de por si sumamente util; se aumento la potencia de su fuente y se le doto de un sistema de refrigeracion de productos y de acondicionamiento de aire. Una vez modificado el dispositivo se utilizo en California para irradiar una gran variedad de frutas en la estacion que el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos tiene en Fresno. En la memoria se describen en detalle la fuente tipo Gammacell, el dispositivo movil de irradiacion, la.instalacion con camara blindada, el dispositivo de irradiacion comercial de alimentos y algunos de los principales programas. El interes de la industria por la irradiacion de alimentos aumenta constantemente y las perspectivas en lo que respecta a nuevas instalaciones de irradiacion son muy alentadoras. (author) [Russian] V 1956 godu Kanadskoe akcionernoe obshhestvo po atomnoj jenergii (KAOAJe) nachalo obluchat' kartofel', primeniv otrabotannye toplivnye sterzhni v kachestve istochnika izluchenij. V 1958 godu KAOAJe skonstruirovalo i izgotovilo pervuju gamma-kameru 220 - avtonomnyj obluchatel', i kobal't-60 zatem ispol'zovalsja iskljuchitel'no v ramkah programmy issledovanij po oblucheniju pishhevyh produktov. V 1960 godu Upravlenie pishhevyh produktov i lekarstvennyh veshhestv vpervye razreshilo obluchat' kartofel'. Sledujushhaja stadija zakljuchalas' v tom, chtoby dokazat' proizvoditeljam kartofelja, chto kobal't-60 javljaetsja bezopasnym, prostym i nadezhnym sredstvom i chto obluchenie zaderzhit prorastanie v polevyh uslovijah. Zatem KAOAJe skonstruirovalo i izgotovilo peredvizhnoj obluchatel' v celjah osushhestvlenija programmy sozdanija opytnoj ustanovki. Obluchatel' byl ustanovlen pa polnost'ju oborudavannom avtomobil'nom pricepe i ispol'zovalsja vo vremja sezona 1961-1962 g. Im bylo obrabotano 450 t kartofelja v razlichnyh mestah Vostochnoj Kanady. V 1965 godu KAOAJe skonstruirovalo i izgotovilo pervyj promyshlennyj obluchatel' pishhevyh produktov dlja kompanii 'N'jufild Prodakts Limited. V hode osushhestvlenija programmy po kartofelju, KAOAJe pristupilo vmeste s kanadskimi issledovatel'skimi laboratorijami pishhevyh produktov k sovmestnym programmam issledovanij s primeneniem dopolnitel'nyh kamer dlja gamma-obluchenija. V 1960 godu KAOAJe skonstruirovalo ustanovku dlja obluchenija v jekranirovannom pome shhenii na svoem sobstvennom zavode v Ottave, chtoby obluchat' bolee, krupnye predmety, naprimer svinye okoroki i grozd'ja bananov. V 1963 godu, peredvizhnoj obluchatel', kotoryj i do jetogo byl naibolee poleznym sredstvom, stal bolee universal'nym za schet uvelichenija moshhnosti istochnika i osnashhenija sistemoj ohlazhdenija produktov i ustanovkoj dlja kondicionirovanija vozduha v avtofurgone. Posle jetih modifikacij ustanovka ispol'zovalas' v Kalifornii dlja obluchenija raznoobraznyh fruktov na opytnoj stancii ministerstva sel'skogo hozjajstva SShA v Fresno. Daetsja podrobnoe opisanie kamery dlja gamma-obluchenija, peredvizhnogo obluchatelja, ustanovki v jekranirovannom pomeshhenii, promyshlennogo obluchatelja pishhevyh produktov, a takzhe nekotoryh osnovnyh programm issledovanij pishhevyh produktov. V nastojashhee vremja predprijatija pishhevoj promyshlennosti projavljajut vse bol'shij interes k oblucheniju produktov, i perspektivy ispol'zovanija budushhih ustanovok javljajutsja blagoprijatnymi. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1966}
month = {Nov}
}