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A microbiological screening method for the indication of irradiation of frozen poultry meat.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7785344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A microbiological screening method for the detection of irradiation of frozen poultry meat was developed on the basis of the combined use of total cell count by the direct epifluorescent filter technique (DEFT) and viable cell count by the aerobic plate count method (APC). Samples of ground, deboned poultry leg were irradiated or not with dose levels of 3, 5 and 7 kGy using an electron beam accelerator. All samples were frozen before the irradiation treatment. The average values of the differences between DEFT and APC counts in control samples and those irradiated with doses of 3, 5 and 7 kGy were 1.14 log units for control samples, and 3.16, 3.68 and 3.79 log units for the irradiated samples. A difference of at least 2 log units can therefore be considered as a limit value indicating probable irradiation treatment necessitating further investigations.
G Wirtanen; S Salo; M Karwoski; A M Sjöberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zeitschrift für Lebensmittel-Untersuchung und -Forschung     Volume:  200     ISSN:  0044-3026     ISO Abbreviation:  Z Lebensm Unters Forsch     Publication Date:  1995 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-07-20     Completed Date:  1995-07-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7509812     Medline TA:  Z Lebensm Unters Forsch     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  194-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
VTT Biotechnology and Food Research, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation
Food Irradiation*
Food Microbiology*
Meat / radiation effects*
Particle Accelerators

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