Food Irradiation

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Denny S

 

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October 13, 2014

 

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There is also potential benefit for dry foods that are stored for long times and transported over great distances, like spices and grains. (1) Bulk or packaged food passes through a radiation chamber on a conveyor belt. The food does not come into contact with radioactive materials, but instead passes through a radiation beam, like a large flashlight...
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The type of food and the specific purpose of the irradiation determine the amount of radiation or dose, necessary to process a particular product. The speed of the belt helps to control the radiation dose delivered to the food by controlling the exposure time. (2) About 170 industrial cobalt-60 irradiators and hundreds of electron accelerators , around the world, have been processing a variety of goods...
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