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Food safety issues in the irradiation of foods

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Food safety issues have become the most important focus in the field of nutrition today. After the discovery of X-rays and radioactivity, researchers found that exposure of foods to this radiation could kill some of the bacteria in it. Food irradiation is an additional method to increase the safety of foods. The objectives of this work are to study the safety aspects of the irradiation of foods, to investigate the standards and measures adopted for food safety, and to suggest measures for risk analysis and safe handling of foods.

Keywords: risk analysis, safe handling, food irradiation, codex, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points, HACCP, food control, food safety, low radiation, standards, measures, risk assessment

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