Description

The irradiation of food is a low cost, highly effective method of ensuring food safety, and extending shelf life. Public acceptance of irradiation, despite its benefits, however, has been a significant challenge. Irradiation of Food Commodities is the first holistic book that looks not only at the techniques, application and legislation of this method, but also addresses the concern of public opinion. Organized into logical themes and written by experts from industry, academia and research, this book will meet the needs of those working or considering the use of irradiation in their work. Sections focus on legislation, irradiation techniques and materials; detection and risk assessment; application of irradiation on food and consumer opinion.

Key Features

*Insights into regulations from a variety of countries provides important information on government strategies *Extensive coverage of applications, from animal food to food for human consumption, and disinfestation explores the various potential application opportunities available for consideration *Addresses risk assessment -- key to governmental and more importantly consumer acceptance *All topics in one volume for the first time provides complete vision of the technology

Readership

Food scientists, food technologists, production managers, packaging developers, researchers in food safety and packaging Undergraduate and postgraduate students in food science and technology

Details

No. of pages:
736
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123747181
Electronic ISBN:
9780080884363

About the author

Ioannis Arvanitoyannis

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Food Quality Assurance and Safety & Food Technology, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece