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      Phytosanitary Irradiation

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      phytosanitary treatment, food irradiation, insects, pests, fruits

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          Abstract

          Phytosanitary treatments disinfest traded commodities of potential quarantine pests. Phytosanitary irradiation (PI) treatments use ionizing radiation to accomplish this, and, since their international commercial debut in 2004, the use of this technology has increased by ~10% annually. Generic PI treatments (one dose is used for a group of pests and/or commodities, although not all have been tested for efficacy) are used in virtually all commercial PI treatments, and new generic PI doses are proposed, such as 300 Gy, for all insects except pupae and adult Lepidoptera (moths). Fresh fruits and vegetables tolerate PI better than any other broadly used treatment. Advances that would help facilitate the use of PI include streamlining the approval process, making the technology more accessible to potential users, lowering doses and broadening their coverage, and solving potential issues related to factors that might affect efficacy.

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                Contributors
                Role: Academic Editor
                Journal
                Foods
                Foods
                foods
                Foods
                MDPI
                2304-8158
                20 January 2016
                March 2016
                : 5
                : 1
                : 8
                Affiliations
                Joint FAO/IAEA Programme on Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, P.O. Box 100, A-1400 Vienna, Austria; c.m.blackburn@ 123456iaea.org
                Author notes
                [* ]Correspondence: g.j.hallman@ 123456iaea.org ; Tel.: +43-02255-2600-28450
                [†]

                These authors contributed equally to this work.

                Article
                foods-05-00008
                10.3390/foods5010008
                5224571
                b77ada24-f529-4a99-a1f7-8ac93a6c6ac1
                © 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

                This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons by Attribution (CC-BY) license ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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                : 15 December 2015
                : 18 January 2016
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                phytosanitary treatment,food irradiation,insects,pests,fruits

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