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2014-03-26 23:24:30

The global sterilization market is divided into two categories, namely, equipment, and services. The sterilization services market has been classified as in-house and contract services, both of which are further bifurcated as EtO, E-beam, gamma, and others - http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/sterilization-equipment-services-market-642.html. (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 The “Sterilization Equipment Market (ETO Sterilization, E-Beam, Gamma, Steam, Vapor Hydrogen Peroxide (VHP),...

2011-02-28 13:13:02

Hawaii growers can now export more fruits and vegetables to the U.S. mainland, thanks to technology advanced by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and cooperators. Delicious tropical fruits and vegetables such as papaya, rambutan, longan, dragon fruit and purple-fleshed sweet potato are gaining popularity in the continental United States. But just five years ago, it would have been difficult to find these tropical delicacies in grocery stores. That's because strict quarantine...

2010-12-07 13:46:22

Method could result in safer, more nutritious fresh produce A team of Texas AgriLife Research engineers has developed a way to cut by as much as half the amount of irradiation needed to kill 99.999 percent of salmonella, E. coli and other pathogens on fresh produce. By packing produce in a Mylar bag filled with pure oxygen, Dr. Carmen Gomes, AgriLife Research food safety engineer, and her colleagues found they could significantly reduce the amount of radiation needed to kill those pathogens....

2009-11-25 06:50:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Food Irradiation Trends - Global Market Opportunities http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164458/Food-Irradiation-Trends---Global-Market-Opportunities.html For long, irradiation technology has been successfully used in supplementing the diet of astronauts and inmates in hospitals who nurture weak immune systems. Market growth thrives on factors such as industry...

2009-04-21 09:03:00

NORWALK, Conn., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Defentect today announced its integration partner Median Communications has been awarded a contract to install a Defentect(TM) gamma radiation detection system at Offutt Air Force Base to secure base aircraft hangars and flight lines. The award was made April 15, 2009; implementation is scheduled for completion this quarter. This initial U.S. Air Force contract caps a thorough vetting and validation of Defentect technology via "Operation Golden...

2008-09-21 03:00:21

By Smith, Pamela Accetta Post-packaging pasteurization technologies to extend shelf life and retain product quality and safety are receiving more attention than ever. The increasing awareness of the danger of foodborne pathogens has promoted the search for new cost-effective methods of post-packaging pasteurization (PPP), especially in the meat and poultry industry. Thus, several developments in packaging have been initiated in response to these technologies. PPP is designed to control...

2008-08-26 09:00:21

By Marjorie Cortez Deseret News Some 12 years ago, my husband got sick. I had never seen a person so sick outside of a hospital. His fevers were so severe that when they broke, the bed sheets were sopping wet. He couldn't keep anything in his stomach. We battled to keep him hydrated. He wasn't alone in his misery. He was among a small group of people who contracted salmonella when a restaurant cook failed to properly clean a cutting board where raw chicken had been cut. At first, my...

2008-08-26 03:00:41

WASHINGTON - Could food producers literally squeeze the salmonella out of a jalapeno? Or zap the E. coli from lettuce without it going limp? Headline-grabbing food poisonings from raw foods are raising interest in technology - from super-high pressure to irradiation - to get rid of some of the bugs. Washing, even with chlorine or other chemicals, only gets rid of surface contaminants, not germs that sneak inside the fruit or vegetable. Enter high-tech options. At a Virginia Tech...

2008-08-26 03:00:10

By MCT WASHINGTON (MCT) - After two years of nearly constant food-borne illness outbreaks and recalls of everything from tainted peanut butter to tons of hamburger meat the Food and Drug Administration's decision last week to allow the irradiation of lettuce and spinach to kill dangerous bacteria didn't surprise anyone in the food industry. Nor did it solve a long-simmering debate over whether the agency's penchant for prescribing such technical fixes to biological problems makes sense....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.