Food Irradiation Helping Improve Food Safety

5/18/00


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Food Irradiation Helping Improve Food Safety

Why Food Irradiation? Food Safety

Why Food Irradiation? Global Food Supply

What is Food Irradiation?

How Does Food Irradiation Help?

What are the Results of Food Irradiation?

What Foods Can Be Irradiated?

Puchasing Irradiated Food?

Benefits of Food Irradiation

Food Irradiation Facilities

Three different energy sources electron beams

Three different energy sources x-rays

Three different energy sources gamma rays

Effects of radiation How it kills bacteria

Effects of radiation Effect on Food

Effects of radiation Side-effects

Costs of Food Irradiation

Safety of Irradiation Facilities

Facility Accidents and Waste

Food Irradiation as Part of Comprehensive Food Safety

Benefits of Food Irradiation

Food Irradiation Means Safer Food

Radiation dose

What Foods Can Be Irradiated?

Author: UW Food Irradiation Education Group

Email: uw-food-irradiation@engr.wisc.edu

Home Page: uw-food-irradiation.engr.wisc.edu