Enhancing Food Quality Using Irradiation

How to prevent food contamination and waste? Irradiation is a safe and reliable solution, improving food preservation, as well as agricultural technologies and methods. The technology can be used to destroy microbes that cause food poisoning, or to help keep food fresher for longer because it reduces the numbers of spoilage organisms. The food never comes into contact with radioactive material, so the irradiation both maintains the quality and increases the safety of the food while leaving no residual radioactivity.


Read more about the use of irradiation for enhancing food quality in this IAEA story, showing the Vietnamese experience in this sector.