Food Irradiation Handout
Food irradiation is the process of exposing food to a controlled amount of energy called “ionizing radiation.” There are three different types of radiation allowed: Gamma rays, X-rays and electron beam radiation.
Ionizing radiation can penetrate food, killing microorganisms without raising the temperature of the food significantly.
Click here to read about food irradiation (Health Canada)
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Andrea the «Chocoholic Nutritionist» is founder and CEO of Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc. since 2000. She is an online nutrition course creator, professional speaker and regular guest in the media. Andrea is the recipient of an award by the Dietitians of Canada: The Speaking of Food & Healthy Living Award for Excellence in Consumer Education....Read more