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Technical report: irradiation of food. Committee on Environmental Health.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11099615     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recent well-publicized outbreaks of foodborne illness have heightened general interest in food safety. Food irradiation is a technology that has been approved for use in selected foods in the United States since 1963. Widespread use of irradiation remains controversial, however, because of public concern regarding the safety of the technology and the wholesomeness of irradiated foods. In this report, we describe the technology, review safety and wholesomeness issues, and give a historical perspective of the public controversy regarding food irradiation.
K M Shea
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Guideline; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  106     ISSN:  1098-4275     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-05     Completed Date:  2000-12-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1505-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Academies and Institutes
Bacteria / radiation effects
Disease Outbreaks / prevention & control*
Food Contamination / prevention & control*
Food Handling / standards
Food Irradiation / adverse effects,  legislation & jurisprudence,  standards*
Food Labeling
Food Microbiology
Food Packaging
United States
United States Food and Drug Administration
World Health Organization

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