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Public health aspects of food irradiation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8408606     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In view of the enormous health and economic consequences of foodborne diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO) encourages its Member States to consider all measures to eliminate or reduce foodborne pathogens in food and improve their supplies of safe and nutritious food. With the wholesomeness of irradiated food clearly established by extensive scientific studies, food irradiation has important roles to play in both ensuring food safety and reducing food losses. Food irradiation may be one of the most significant contributions to public health to be made by food science and technology since the introduction of pasteurization. Because the promotion of a safe, nutritious and adequate food supply is an essential component of its primary health care strategy, WHO is concerned that the unwarranted rejection of this process may endanger public health and deprive consumers of the choice of food processed for safety.
F K Käferstein; G G Moy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of public health policy     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0197-5897     ISO Abbreviation:  J Public Health Policy     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-16     Completed Date:  1993-11-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006508     Medline TA:  J Public Health Policy     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Food Irradiation*
Food Microbiology*
Food Supply
Foodborne Diseases / prevention & control*
Meat / radiation effects
Public Health*
World Health Organization
Comment In:
J Public Health Policy. 1993 Summer;14(2):133-6   [PMID:  8408604 ]

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