Application of a microbiological screening method for the indication of irradiation of poultry meat

Gun Wirtanen, Merja Karwoski, Anna-Maija Sjöberg, Satu Salo

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The FDA (Food and Drug Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services, USA) ruling of May 1990 permits the use of irradiation of fresh or frozen poultry and poultry parts, including ground and mechanically separated poultry products, at absorbed doses of 1.5 to 3 kGy to control foodborne pathogens and bacteria. The aim of this study was to apply a microbiological method (DEFT/APC) to assess the possible irradiation treatment of samples of frozen poultry meat.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDetection methods for irradiated foods
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent status
EditorsC.H. McMurray, R. Gray, E.M. Stewart, J. Pearce
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry RSC
ISBN (Print)978-0-85404-770-3
Publication statusPublished - 1996
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventADMIT 3rd Research Co-ordination Meeting: International Meeting on Analytical Detection Methods for Irradiation Treatment of Foods - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Jun 199424 Jun 1994

Publication series

SeriesSpecial Publication


ConferenceADMIT 3rd Research Co-ordination Meeting
CountryUnited Kingdom

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