About Irradiation

Fact Sheet

Food Irradiation

"Food Irradiation - What You Need to Know"


“Using Nuclear Science in Food Irradiation” by the International Atomic Energy Agency

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ECP for Shelf-Life Extension

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A presentation by Dr. Francisco Diez-Gonzalez, Director and Professor, Center for Food Safety, University of Georgia

FDA: Consumer Health

Irradiation for Spinach

Irradiation: A Safe Measure for Safer Iceberg Lettuce and Spinach

CDC Publication

CDC Food Safety and Irradiation

Food Safety and Irradiation: Protecting the Public from Foodborne Infections

GMA Policy Paper

GMA Science Policy Paper 2009.Irradiation

Food Irradiation: A Guide for Consumers, Policy Makers and the Media

“Our studies with a variety of fruit show that at the low doses needed for insect disinfestation, fruit sensory quality is maintained.  In addition, shelf life is much better than that obtained by conventional treatments such as fumigation.”

Dr. Anuradha Prakash
Professor and Program Director,
Food Science
Chapman University