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Research Project: New Sustainable Processing Technologies to Produce Healthy, Value-Added Foods from Specialty Crops

Location: Healthy Processed Foods Research

Title: Illuminating e-beam processing

item McHugh, Tara

Submitted to: Food Technology
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/12/2016
Publication Date: 1/1/2017
Citation: Mchugh, T.H. 2017. Illuminating e-beam processing. Food Technology. 71(1): 64-66.

Interpretive Summary: This column describes e-beam processing of foods. Both applications and the basic science are reviewed.

Technical Abstract: This month's Processing column will explore electronic beam (e-beam) processing. E-beam processing uses a low energy form of irradiation and has emerged as a highly promising treatment for both food safety and quarantine purposes. It is also used to extend food shelf life. This column will review basic principles and applications of e-beam processing. Special thanks to co-author Lindsay Carswell, manager at ScanTech Services, Atlanta, for her contributions to this column.