Food Irradiation

Provides guidance documents, scholarly literature, and updates on food irradiation from industry groups and governmental agencies.

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Directive for personnel of inspection programs for food safety that examines the regulations and requirements for use of irradiation on different meat and poultry products.

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service; DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Explains the procedures used to determine the safety of new food ingredients and sources of radiation used in the manufacturing of meat and poultry products. Provides guidance to persons interested in learning about approval procedures for new ingredients and sources of radiation used in meat and poultry products and how to make use these approved resources.

Joint FAO/IAEA Programme.

Irradiation technology on food products is being used in several countries for both domestic and international trade. Addresses consumer food safety concerns about irradiated food and the regulations surrounding the issue.

Georgia Beef Board.

Briefly discusses the history of different food and its introduction to irradiation. Topic areas are information and tips about food irradiation, facts about E. coli O157:H7 and foodborne illness.

American Academy of Pediatrics.

Explains the technical definition, regulatory issues, radiologic safety, toxicologic safety, microbiologic safety, nutritional adequacy and current status of irradiated food products.