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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 10, No. 2, 2005, pp. 135-143
Bioline Code: ja06040
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2005, pp. 135-143

 en Irradiation of Foods: A Better Alternative in Controlling Economic Losses
INABO, H I

Abstract

Food irradiation as a better alternative to other food processing methods is discussed. Irradiation is a promising new food safety technology that can eliminate disease-causing microorganisms such as E.coli 0157:H7, Camplyobacter and Salmonellae from foods; delay maturation of fruits and inhibit sprouting of bulbs and onions. The yearly and cyclic scarcity of fruits and vegetables during their non-productive period is a known phenomenon in most developing countries. Post-harvest losses are due to microorganisms, which destroy these foods. The process, consumer acceptance, nutritional and microbiological safety are highlighted in this paper. @JASEM

 
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