Notes on Food irradiation - Food irradiation(cold...

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Food irradiation (cold pasteurization) Food additive: produces compounds not present in the original foods (regulated) Opponents claim: introduces carcinogens and allows sale of previously-contaminated foods Decreases nutrients + Irradiated food is not radioactive + Studies: benefits outweigh potential risks + Reduces pesticides and preservatives + Potential for improving food safety Food irradiation (cold pasteurization) Food packaging Keeps molds and bacteria out, keeps moisture in, and protects food from
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Unformatted text preview: physical damage Substances in paper and plastic containers, packaging, and dishes can leach into food Regulated by the EPA and FDA; regulations apply only to the intended use of the product For example, plastics can migrate into food when heated in a microwave oven; only containers designed for microwave cooking should be used Bisphenol A from plastics...
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  • Spring '07
  • ShaileshJain
  • Microwave oven, Food irradiation, Irradiation

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