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Ionising treatments are used for reduction of food spoilage and improvement of hygienic quality. Detection methods for irradiated foods would augment standard regulatory procedures and assure consumers that processors and distributors are adhering to government control procedures. This research action investigated new methods of detection in four areas: DNA methods, microbiological/biological methods, physical methods and chemical methods. It was found that TL, ESR and chemical protocols are available, but are limited to a narrow range of applications. DNA methods show promise for simple, cheap rapid screening. Microbiological methods such as DEFT/APC and LAL/GNB testing need development for use with a wider range of foodstuffs.

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Authors: RAFFI J ET AL., DPVE/SRV CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15261 EN (1994) 119 pp., MF, ECU 8
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Record Number: 199510378 / Last updated on: 1995-03-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en