food irradiation(redirected from Electronic pasteurisation)
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food irradiation[′füd i‚rā·dē¦ā·shən]
The treatment of fresh or processed foods with ionizing radiation that inactivates biological contaminants (insects, molds, parasites, or bacteria), rendering foods safe to consume and extending their storage lifetime.
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