Irradiation as a method for decontaminating food

  title={Irradiation as a method for decontaminating food},
  author={Sun-Young Lee},
Food irradiation is one of a set of processing technologies that can be used to increase the microbiological safety and shelf life of a wide range of foods. Ionizing radiation is used to generate highly active chemical species within the food that react with DNA. Under normal usage conditions, the food receives a pasteurizing treatment that gives a valuable reduction in common food-spoilage organisms and food pathogens. Decontamination of food by ionizing radiation is a safe, efficient… CONTINUE READING

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