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Research Project: Development of Alternative Intervention Technologies for Fresh or Minimally Processed Foods

Location: Food Safety and Intervention Technologies Research

Title: Irradiated foods: current trends and technologies

item Niemira, Brendan

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/16/2016
Publication Date: 3/17/2016
Citation: Niemira, B.A. 2016. Irradiated foods: current trends and technologies. Meeting Abstract. Volume 1: Page 1; Food Safety, Increasing Quality and Compliance;3/17-18,2016; Arlington,VA.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Additional demands on keeping food safe and palatable through longer distribution chains have led industry executives to reconsider irradiation and other technologies as viable processing alternatives for many foods. Other intervention technologies (precision thermal, UV, and novel sanitizer formulations, among others) and process monitoring as well as optimum application examples provide current solutions for a variety of facilities. Examining different approaches to food irradiation and other interventions will add these technologies to the arsenal for food safety. This presentation will discuss: control of pathogens and shelf life extension; applications in processed and unprocessed foods; monitoring of facilities employing irradiation.