DEVELOPMENT OF PHOTOSTIMULATED LUMINESCENCE TECHNIQUE FOR DETECTING IRRADIATED FOOD

  • Ros Anita Ahmad Ramli
  • Ahmad Zainuri Mohd Dzomir
  • Zainon Othman
  • Wan Saffiey Wan Abdullah
  • Muhamad Samudi Yasir

Abstract

The exposure of food to ionizing radiation is being progressively used in many countries to inactivate food pathogens, to eradicate pests and to extend shelf-life of food. To ensure free consumer choice, irradiated food will be labeled. The availability of a reliable method to detect irradiated food is important to enforce legal controls on labeling requirements, ensure proper distribution and increase consumer confidence. This paper reports on the preliminary application of photostimulated luminescence technique (PSL) as a potential method to detect irradiated food and perhaps be used for monitoring irradiated food on sale locally in the near future. Thus this study will be beneficial and relevant for application of food irradiation towards improving food safety and security in Malaysia.

Published
2015-01-31
How to Cite
AHMAD RAMLI, Ros Anita et al. DEVELOPMENT OF PHOTOSTIMULATED LUMINESCENCE TECHNIQUE FOR DETECTING IRRADIATED FOOD. Jurnal Sains Nuklear Malaysia, [S.l.], v. 27, n. 1, p. 7-13, jan. 2015. ISSN 2232-0946. Available at: <https://jsnm.nuclearmalaysia.gov.my/index.php/jsnm/article/view/24>. Date accessed: 24 sep. 2021.