Experts: Irradiation a piece of complex puzzle

01/13/2009 12:00:00 AM
Don Schrack

The irradiation doses needed to treat fresh produce vary and need to be determined, he said. The variables include the organisms being killed or reduced, the commodity, the temperature and other factors, Buchanan said.

Irradiation is a powerful tool when used correctly, he said, but it will not solve all food safety issues caused by pathogens.


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