The benefits of food irradiation to the public health have been described extensively by organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. and the World Health Organization. The American Medical Association and the American Dietetic Association have both endorsed the irradiation process. Yet the potential health benefits of irradiation are unknown to many consumers and food industry representatives who are wary of irradiated foods due to myth-information from ""consumer-advocate"" groups. Food Irradiation Research and Technology presents the latest scientific findings of researchers at the leading edge of food irradiation. In this book, experts from industry, government, and academia: ul li define the basic principles of irradiation and the public health benefits of irradiationdiv li li describe advances in irradiation technology, detection technology, and radiation dosimetrydiv li li review the regulations pertaining to food irradiation and the toxicological safety datadiv li li provide food industry representatives and public health officials with effective methodologies to educate consumers and counteract misinformationdiv li li review recent advances in the irradiation of meat and poultry, fruits and vegetables, seafood, and the use of irradiation as a phytosanitary treatmentdiv li ul Food Irradiation Research and Technology appeals to a broad readership: industry food scientists involved in the processing of meat and fish, fruits and vegetables; food microbiologists and radiation processing specialists; government and industry representatives involved in the import and export of food commodities; and industry, local, and state officials involved in educational efforts regarding food irradiation.
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November 12, 2012
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