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Irradiation and Chicken
A look at the use of irradiation to remove harmful microorganisms from our food.
# 140718 | 750 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper details the presence of microorganisms in our food supply and the use of irradiation to eliminate these harmful microorganisms. In particular, several microorganisms are investigated that are eliminated by the use of irradiation depending upon the specific radiation dose that is employed. Additionally, the overall benefit of irradiation is discussed.

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"Currently, many people take for granted the overall safety and quality of food that can be purchased at the local supermarket. People have become complacent as to the potential harmful microorganisms that may reside in food products that are present in the everyday products. Recent outbreaks ranging from Eschericia coli to Salmonella have brought the topic of food safety to the forefront of the public's attention. This paper will investigate and review the use of irradiation techniques and their overall effectiveness in eliminating microbial organisms from chicken. When people typically hear the term radiation, thoughts of genetically..."

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