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Food irradiation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7828518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Large amounts of food, perhaps as much as one quarter of the world's agricultural production, is lost due to spoilage or contamination by harmful bacteria and other parasitic life forms. Food irradiation is an energy-efficient, non-chemical method of food processing that can help reduce these huge losses. Properly treated, irradiated foods retain their fresh appearance, flavour, and nutritional value, while most foods can be pre-packaged before irradiation, reducing the risk of recontamination. The technology for food irradiation is now well developed and irradiated foods are gaining public acceptance as they become more widely available.
Authors:
R J Woods
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Endeavour     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0160-9327     ISO Abbreviation:  Endeavour     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-02-22     Completed Date:  1995-02-22     Revised Date:  2000-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375037     Medline TA:  Endeavour     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  104-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Chemistry, University of Saskatchewan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cobalt Radioisotopes
Food Analysis
Food Irradiation*
Great Britain
Nutritive Value
Radiation Dosage
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cobalt Radioisotopes

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