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Food irradiation

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Abstract

Food irradiation has become a matter of topical interest also in the Federal Republic of Germany following applications for exemptions concerning irradiation tests of spices. After risks to human health by irradiation doses up to a level sufficient for product pasteurization were excluded, irradiation now offers a method suitable primarily for the disinfestation of fruit and decontamination of frozen and dried food. Codex Alimentarius standards which refer also to supervision and dosimetry have been established; they should be adopted as national law. However, in the majority of cases where individual countries including EC member-countries so far permitted food irradiation, these standards were not yet used. Approved irradiation technique for industrial use is available. Several industrial food irradiation plants, partly working also on a contractual basis, are already in operation in various countries. Consumer response still is largely unknown; since irradiated food is labelled, consumption of irradiated food will be decided upon by consumers.
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1985
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
DEN-87-007587; EDB-87-098607
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Z. Lebensm.-Untersuch. -Forsch.; (Germany, Federal Republic of); Journal Volume: 180
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; FOOD; RADIOPRESERVATION; DISINFESTATION; ECONOMICS; IRRADIATION PLANTS; LEGAL ASPECTS; MICROORGANISMS; PUBLIC OPINION; RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIATION MONITORING; RADIATION SOURCES; RADICIDATION; RADURIZATION; REVIEWS; SAFETY STANDARDS; SPICES; WHOLESOMENESS; DOCUMENT TYPES; IRRADIATION; MONITORING; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; PASTEURIZATION; PRESERVATION; STANDARDS; 553004* - Agriculture & Food Technology- Food Protection & Preservation- (1987-)
OSTI ID:
6518108
Research Organizations:
Bundesforschungsanstalt fuer Ernaehrung, Karlsruhe, Germany, F.R.. Inst. fuer Verfahrenstechnik
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
German
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: ZLUFA
Submitting Site:
DEN
Size:
Pages: 180
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Citation Formats

Gruenewald, T. Food irradiation. Germany: N. p., 1985. Web.
Gruenewald, T. Food irradiation. Germany.
Gruenewald, T. 1985. "Food irradiation." Germany.
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title = {Food irradiation}
author = {Gruenewald, T}
abstractNote = {Food irradiation has become a matter of topical interest also in the Federal Republic of Germany following applications for exemptions concerning irradiation tests of spices. After risks to human health by irradiation doses up to a level sufficient for product pasteurization were excluded, irradiation now offers a method suitable primarily for the disinfestation of fruit and decontamination of frozen and dried food. Codex Alimentarius standards which refer also to supervision and dosimetry have been established; they should be adopted as national law. However, in the majority of cases where individual countries including EC member-countries so far permitted food irradiation, these standards were not yet used. Approved irradiation technique for industrial use is available. Several industrial food irradiation plants, partly working also on a contractual basis, are already in operation in various countries. Consumer response still is largely unknown; since irradiated food is labelled, consumption of irradiated food will be decided upon by consumers.}
journal = {Z. Lebensm.-Untersuch. -Forsch.; (Germany, Federal Republic of)}
volume = {180}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Germany}
year = {1985}
month = {Jan}
}