MEAT IRRADIATION

The process of ground meat production might carry a risk of contamination with bacteria such as Escherichia Coli, Salmonella, Listeria, etc, which can cause foodborne illnesses outbreaks. According to the World Health Organization, In 2019 food agents caused diarrheal diseases and the subsequent death of 230,000 people, especially from the Atypical Salmonella Enterica (NTS).

TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY BY IONOZING RADIATION
Irradiation by electron accelerators uses high energy of electrons and X-rays to induce breaks in DNA of pathogens, and thus kill them.

The temperature of irradiated meat products can vary from -32°C to +5°C. The products can be treated in any kind of packaging.

Phytosanitary treatment of meat products with x-ray and Ebeam
RESULTS OF GROUND MEAT IRRADIATION
  • the only way to process products in a sealed packaging
  • eliminates the possibility of re-seeding
  • increases shelf life of meat products
  • the reduction of pathogenic microorganisms helps to improve food safety and reduce production losses.
  • after treatment with ionizing radiation the cellular and molecular structure of ground meat does not change, micro and macro nutrients (vitamins, proteins, fats, amino acids) and minerals are retained
  • the feed of farm raised animals might include antibiotics or hormones and ionizing radiation treatment is the only technology that reduces the content of antibiotics and hormones in the product
  • no residual radiation in the treated product. Numerous studies prove the safety of products after processing.
IRRADIATION OF BEEF SEMI-CARCASSES
The deep layer of beef is generally not contaminated by pathogens. Contamination is possible at the places of hide or innards removal. An electron beam module is used for irradiation of beef carcasses to treat the upper layer of the product.
Decontamination treatment is done at the depth of 30 mm.
Throughput: from 10 and over 300 carcasses per hour.

Module for irradiation of palletized products
Universal module
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