Food Technology: Irradiation


Duration: 29 min

Item Number: CEVD0762W

Price: $115.00

Lesson topics include:

  • Food-borne illness
  • Pasteruization
  • Irradiation
  • Pathogens
  • Shelf-life
  • Cobalt 60
  • Kilogray
  • and many more!

Although our astronauts' food has been irradiated since the beginning of the space program, it is new to most consumers. Why are we using irradiation? On what foods? Is it safe? How will I know if I am purchasing irradiated food? You will explore these and other important consumer concerns, such as how it affects foods' cost, nutritional value and taste. Interviews with prominent officials in the food industry, in food science and research and from irradiation regulatory agencies, such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, add insight into this food safety procedure. A supplement is included.