| || Prospects of Irradiation of Food for the Armed Forces
Author : Chandra, Vishal ;Sharma, S P;Chandra, Umesh
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:35(2) ; 1985 ; pp 243-254
Subject : 641 Food Sciences
Keywords : Food Preservation ;Food Spoilage
Abstract : Provisioning of wholesome food to the military personnel is the responsibility of the State. Because of the very nature of their duties, various special purpose rations are also required to be supplied to them. Food spoilage is a big problem faced by the Armed Forces. Supply of fresh fruits and vegetables to far off and out-of-way unit locations is a real problem. Preservation of food by irradiation is a new and promising technique which can solve this problem to great extent. The paper discusses various aspects of wholesomeness, testing, safety, applications and adoption of irradiated foodstuffs by the Armed Forces.