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Food irradiation receives international acceptance

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Abstract

Irradiation has advantages as a method of preserving food, especially in the Third World. The author tabulates some examples of actual use of food irradiation with dates and tonnages, and tells the story of the gradual acceptance of food irradiation by the World Health Organization, other international bodies, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). At present, the joint IAEA/FAO/WHO standard permits an energy level of up to 5 MeV for gamma rays, well above the 1.3 MeV energy level of /sup 60/Co. The USFDA permits irradiation of any food up to 10 krad, and minor constituents of a diet may be irradiated up to 5 Mrad. The final hurdle to be cleared, that of economic acceptance, depends on convincing the food processing industry that the process is technically and economically efficient.
Authors:
Beddoes, J M [1] 
  1. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario. Commercial Products
Publication Date:
Apr 01, 1982
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-14-761326; EDB-83-125867
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Eng. J. (Montreal); (Canada); Journal Volume: 65:2
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; FOOD; RADIOPRESERVATION; RADIOSTERILIZATION; COBALT 60; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; DYES; ECONOMICS; GAMMA RADIATION; ONIONS; PAPAYAS; POTATOES; REGULATIONS; SEAFOOD; SPICES; STRAWBERRIES; US FDA; WHO; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; COBALT ISOTOPES; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; FISH PRODUCTS; FRUITS; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; INTERNAL CONVERSION RADIOISOTOPES; INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; IONIZING RADIATIONS; IRRADIATION; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; MINUTES LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEI; ODD-ODD NUCLEI; PRESERVATION; RADIATIONS; RADIOISOTOPES; STERILIZATION; TUBERS; US HEW; US ORGANIZATIONS; VEGETABLES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 560132* - Radiation Effects on Microorganisms- Food Preservation- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
6095744
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: ENJOA
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 44-47
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Citation Formats

Beddoes, J M. Food irradiation receives international acceptance. Canada: N. p., 1982. Web.
Beddoes, J M. Food irradiation receives international acceptance. Canada.
Beddoes, J M. 1982. "Food irradiation receives international acceptance." Canada.
@misc{etde_6095744,
title = {Food irradiation receives international acceptance}
author = {Beddoes, J M}
abstractNote = {Irradiation has advantages as a method of preserving food, especially in the Third World. The author tabulates some examples of actual use of food irradiation with dates and tonnages, and tells the story of the gradual acceptance of food irradiation by the World Health Organization, other international bodies, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). At present, the joint IAEA/FAO/WHO standard permits an energy level of up to 5 MeV for gamma rays, well above the 1.3 MeV energy level of /sup 60/Co. The USFDA permits irradiation of any food up to 10 krad, and minor constituents of a diet may be irradiated up to 5 Mrad. The final hurdle to be cleared, that of economic acceptance, depends on convincing the food processing industry that the process is technically and economically efficient.}
journal = {Eng. J. (Montreal); (Canada)}
volume = {65:2}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Canada}
year = {1982}
month = {Apr}
}