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The Department of the Army"s food irradiation program

United States. General Accounting Office

The Department of the Army"s food irradiation program

is it worth continuing? : report

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by General Accounting Office in [Washington] .
Written in English

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  • United States. -- Dept. of the Army.

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    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 49 p. :
    Number of Pages49
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17647911M

    Large-scale food irradiation probably makes sense as a safety precaution, but it’s not likely to happen. By Mark Bittman. Mark Bittman More Stomach-Churning Facts about the E. Coli Outbreak.   Food Irradiation focuses on the fundamental aspects and applications of food irradiation. It summarizes efforts to establish the wholesomeness of irradiated foods, and it discusses the nature of ionizing radiation, as well as its interaction with matter, the biological effects it induces in living organisms associated with food such as raw fruits and vegetables, and the application of these Book Edition: 1.

    Food Irradiation in the US The US has the most advanced commercial food irradiation program in the world and information on the current status of this practice can be obtained from the Food Irradiation Update Newsletter. Food products irradiated in inclu tons ofFile Size: 72KB. The US government says food irradiation is beneficial and doesn't change taste, texture or appearance. But are we sure food is safe when exposed to ionising radiation? What you .

    Food irradiation is increasingly used worldwide as a proven and effective method of food preservation, as well as for improvement of food safety and quality. The International Conference on Ensuring the Safety and Quality of Food through Radiation Processing convened for the presentation of new irradiation technology, and to assess the role of 4/5(1).   In the FDA approved the use of low-dose ionizing radiation to eliminate pathogens in red meat. This food processing technology can improve the safety of food and extend the shelf life of certain foods by eliminating pathogenic bacteria, parasites, and other microorganisms that cause food-borne disease. Currently, forty-two countries practice some form of food irradiation.


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The Department of the Army"s food irradiation program by United States. General Accounting Office Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Department of the Army's food irradiation program. [Washington, D.C.]: General Accounting Office, []. Food Irradiation Program-Is It Worth Continuing. in the last 25 years, the Department of Defense has spent $51 million on food irradi-ation research.

The Army's food irradiation program is directed at using high doses of radiation to sterilize meats, thus preserving them from spoilage. The objective is to use. Research on food irradiation dates back to the turn of the century. The first U.S. and British patents were issued for use of ionizing radiation to kill bacteria in foods in Food irradiation gained significant momentum in when researchers found that meat and other foods could be sterillized by high energy and the process was seen to have potential to preserve food for military.

irradiation have already been approved for foods for NASA's Space Program and for immune-compromised hospital patients. Uses of Food Irradiation Irradiation can be used to sterilize (eliminate all microorganisms) food products at levels above 10 kGy.

In the range of kGy it can be used to pasteurize food (eliminate a significant number ofFile Size: 40KB. Learn more about what food irradiation is and how it works.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products. Food irradiation is the process of exposing food and food packaging to ionizing ng radiation, such as from gamma rays, x-rays, or electron beams, is energy that can be transmitted without direct contact to the source of the energy capable of freeing electrons from their atomic bonds in the targeted radiation can be emitted by a radioactive substance or generated.

Why is food irradiated. Is irradiation used for non-food products. Are irradiated foods being sold now. How can I tell if food has been irradiated. Does irradiated food cost more. Are consumers buying irradiated food. Who endorses the use of food irradiation.

Why not just cook food thoroughly to kill bacteria. BACKGROUNDER: Food Irradiation By Doris Stanley Decem The Food and Drug Administration on Dec. 2 approved irradiation to control microorganisms on fresh and frozen red meats including beef, lamb and pork.

This FDA approval--and some previous ones--were based partly on research by chemist Donald W. Thayer of USDA's Agricultural Research Service. 03/22/ Irradiation Facilities 1 APHIS Certified Irradiation Facilities Facility Name City State Phone Web site Calavo Grower’s Inc.1 Hawaii Operations Hawaii Pride 1 Domestic irradiation only Keaau Hawaii Gateway America Gulfport Mississippi National Center for Electron Beam Research.

Food Irradiation Research and Technology Gy generic treatment (due to the diversity of insect pests) quality studies should include responses to doses in the range of – Gy. Currently, the FAO and WHO allow only forms of ionizing energy for food irradiation that are unable to cause the food to become radioactive, i.e., x-rays and cobalt or cesium to produce gamma rays.

Cobalt and x-rays have been used many years in medical devices. Cesium is a by-product of the nuclear industry and has become less. Food and Drug Administration, HHS: United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service; Filing of Food Additive Petition, Docket 99F ( ) Irradiation of Meat and Meat Products, Docket No.

N, reopening of comment period (Jun 2, ). Food irradiation is a food safety technology that eliminates pathogens, including disease-causing germs, from foods. Like pasteurization of milk, and pressure cooking of canned foods, treating food with ionizing radiation kills bacteria and parasite s that would otherwise.

Irradiating food has the same benefits as when it is heated, refrigerated, frozen or treated with chemicals, but without changing the temperature or leaving residues. The technique controls spoilage and food-borne pathogenic micro-organisms or insect pests without significantly affecting taste or.

The use of high energy irradiation to kill microbes in food was evaluated in this country as early aswhen scientists at the United States Department of Agriculture reported that it would effectively kill trichinae in pork ().Irradiation has become a standard process used to sterilize many consumer and medical products, from adhesive strips to surgical implants.

Food irradiation has been identified as a safe technology with numerous advantages for the consumer and the agricultural industry. Irradiation can extend the shelf life of many perishable foods, increase the quality of fruits grown in areas that require insect quarantine measures. • Food irradiation is a process of exposing foods, either prepackaged or in bulk to very high-energy, invisible light waves (radiation) such as gamma rays, X-rays or electron beams.

Foods that can be irradiated• Wheat flour• potatoes• Pork• Fruits. Food irradiation is the treatment of food with a type of radiation energy known as ionizing radiation. Three different types of ionizing radiation can be used on foods sold in Canada; gamma rays, electron beam and x-rays. Ionizing radiation at the levels used for food irradiation contains enough energy to kill bacteria, molds, parasites and insects by damaging their DNA, both directly and by.

food, packaging. The technology of food irradiation is gaining more and more attention around the world. In comparison with heat or chemical treatment, irradiation is more effective and appropriate technology to destroy food borne pathogens.

Radiation technique makes the food safer to eat by destroying bacteria which is very much similar to the. U.S. Food and Drug Administration New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD INFO-FDA () Contact FDA. Irradiation has been approved for use on a broad range of foods for different purposes (Table 2).

By an historical quirk, the use of irradiation on food was formally approved as though it were something added to food, rather than a process to which the food is subjected.

This means that for meats and. Food irradiation is the process by which energy is used to kill bacteria, including E. coli, in a variety of foods ranging from meats and poultry, to fruits and vegetables, to spices.

It is the.Food preservation - Food preservation - Food irradiation: Food irradiation involves the use of either high-speed electron beams or high-energy radiation with wavelengths smaller than nanometres, or angstroms (e.g., X-rays and gamma rays).

These rays contain sufficient energy to break chemical bonds and ionize molecules that lie in their path.