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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: NON-THERMAL AND ADVANCED THERMAL FOOD PROCESSING INTERVENTION TECHNOLOGIES Title: E2449-05 Standard Guide for Irradiation of Prepackaged Processed Meat and Poultry Products to Control Pathogens and Other Microorganisms

item Logar, John - ASTM
item Sommers, Christopher
item Kusnesof, Paul - FDA
item Astm Subcommittee, E10.06 - ASTM

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: March 24, 2006
Publication Date: May 26, 2006
Citation: Logar, J., Sommers, C.H., Kusnesof, P., Astm Subcommittee, E. 2006. E2449-05 standard guide for irradiation of prepackaged processed meat and poultry products to control pathogens and other microorganisms. ASTM International. 1-7.

Technical Abstract: Ionizing radiation is a safe and effective method for inactivating foodborne pathogens, spoilage microorganisms, and parasites in food and agricultural products. Standard guides written by internationally recognized metrological organizations such as ASTM International Subcommittee E10.06 on Food Irradiation Processing and Packaging are used in over 40 countries around the world. In the U.S., regulatory agencies such as the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service specify the use of ASTM International Standards by irradiation service providers. International Standard Guide E2449-05 “Irradiation of pre-packaged processed meat and poultry products to control pathogens and other microorganisms” addresses issues including terminology, significance and use, fitness for use, packaging applications, and sensory changes in food that are needed by the radiation processing industry, and provides guidance relating to regulatory requirements of countries allowing irradiation of processed meat and poultry products.

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