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Title: Wholesomeness of irradiated food : report of a Joint FAO/IAEA/WHO Expert Committee [meeting held in Geneva from 27 October to 3 November 1980]
Authors: Joint FAO/IAEA/WHO Expert Committee on the Technical Basis for Legislation on Irradiated Food
World Health Organization
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
International Atomic Energy Agency
Issue Date: 1981
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: English
Abstract: Reports the findings of an expert committee commissioned to evaluate the extent to which processing by ionizing radiation may affect the nutritional content, chemical composition, and microbiological safety of food. In a set of unprecedented recommendations, the committee determined that the irradiation of any food commodity up to an overall average dose of 10 kGy presents no toxicological hazard and, moreover, that toxicological testing of foods so treated was no longer required. The report is recognized as a landmark in that it established a maximum absorbed dose for the wholesomeness of irradiated food
Description: 34 p.
Subject: Food Irradiation
Context: standards
Other Identifiers: 9241206594
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