Fun Facts About Food Irradiation. Why do we preserve food?. Protect people from microorganisms, parasites, and other pests Extend shelf-life, improve long-term quality Make desirable alterations to food properties. History of Food Preservation. Oldest Methods - Drying - Fermenting
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Ion: Atom that has been made electrically charged by the removal or one or more electron.
Gray: Unit of energy absorbed by a material. 1000 Gy = 1 kGy
Radura: Official symbol or logo indicating that food has been irradiated.
Safety and Nutritional Adequacy of Irradiated Foods
Radiation Preservation of Foods