Radiation sterilization of prototype military foods: low-temperature irradiation of codfish cake, corned beef, and pork sausage.

@article{Anellis1972RadiationSO,
  title={Radiation sterilization of prototype military foods: low-temperature irradiation of codfish cake, corned beef, and pork sausage.},
  author={A Anellis and Drora Berkowitz and W Swantak and Carl L. Strojan},
  journal={Applied microbiology},
  year={1972},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={453-62}
}
"Screening" packs comprising 10 lots each of codfish cake, corned beef, and pork sausage, each lot containing about 10(6) spores of a different strain (five type A and five type B) of Clostridium botulinum per can, were irradiated at -30 +/- 10 C with a series of increasing doses (20 replicate cans/dose) of (60)Co gamma rays. The cans were incubated for 3 months at 30 C and examined for swelling, toxin, and recoverable botulinal cells. Based on the latter criterion of spoilage, median lethal… CONTINUE READING