Wide Web Links
for disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Status Summary on Irradiation
can be irradiated by a linear accelerator. For information on this method,
please contact the food safety web page from Iowa State and click on linear
Consultative Group on Food Irradiation (ICGFI)
Food Information Council
about Food Irradiation from the IAEA/FAO/World Health Organization
Nordion supplies most of the world's supply of radio isotopes used in
medicine and consumer products.
Web Site for Background Information and Links to Other Sites
about Food Irradiation
Here's a link to the pamphlet on "Frequently Asked Questions About Food Irradiation"
Manufacturers of America
ACSH. 1996. Irradiated Foods. American Council on Science and Health 1995 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10023-5860. PH: (212) 362-7044. (Single copies $3.85)
Bruhn, C.M. 1995. Strategies for Communicating the Facts on Food Irradiation to Consumers. J Food Protection 58(1):213-216
Thayer, D. et al., 1996. Radiation Pasteurization of Food. Council for Agricultural Science and Technology Issue Paper No. 7. CAST 4420 West Lincoln Way, Amers, Iowa 50014-3447. PH: (515) 292-2125. (single copies $3.00)
Satin, M. 1993. Food Irradiation, A Guidebook, Technomic Publishers. Written for the lay person, this 183 page book includes an extensive bibliography. Chapters include: Food Irradiation, Pasteurization, Foodbourne Diseases, Use of Irradiation to Prevent the Spread of Foodborne Disease, Prevention of Food Losses and Harvesting, Advocay Objections to Food Irradiation, Irradiated Foods and the Consumers, Some Final Thoughts
Consumer's Food Irradiation Kit. The kit contains a slide set of 40 images
that illustrate all facets of this technology, from medical and household
products to application for fruits, vegetables and meats. Kit with slide
set and video (SP-196) $55 plus $5 shipping; kit with slide set (SP-195)
$45 plus $4 shipping; kit with video tape (SP-194) $20 plue $4 shipping.
Contact UF/IFAS Publications, PO Box 110011, Gainsville FL 32611-0011.
PH: (352) 392-1764.