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Mild X-ray radiation of food as an alternative to isotope-based irradiation
V H Potty
Food irradiation has been a subject of intense investigation for almost half a century and extension of shelf life of foods by gamma radiation is legally permitted in more than 40 countries covering a number of foods such as onion, potato, wheat, spices, flours, meat, poultry, fish, pulses, rice, semolina, fruits, vegetables and dry fruits.