Hygienic Evaluation of Food Rations with Predominance of Vegetable Products Subjected to Gamma-Irradiation,
ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
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The result presents the results of three-year investigation of rations including all acceptable gamma-irradiated vegetable products. Detailed biological tests were conducted of the feeding of an experimental ration to five generations of rats. Analysis of the results indicated that feeding of rations, of which 82.2 - 83.6 by calorie value were gamma-irradict for the purpose of increasing storage life, had no adverse effects on the organism of the animals. Based on accepted indexes dominate lethals there was also no mutagenic effect of the irradiated vegetable products. Based on the investigations conducted, hygienic recommendations were given concerning the possibility of employing a series of irradiated products in the diet.
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition