|Astm Subcommittee, E10.06|
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/24/2006
Publication Date: 5/26/2006
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. Interpretive Summary:
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.