ASTM F1736 - 21

Standard Guide for Irradiation of Finfish and Aquatic Invertebrates Used as Food to Control Pathogens and Spoilage Microorganisms

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1.1 This guide outlines procedures and operations for the irradiation of raw, untreated, fresh (chilled), or frozen finfish and aquatic invertebrates, while ensuring that the irradiated product is safe and wholesome.1.1.1 Aquatic invertebrates include mollusks, crustacea, echinoderms, etc. Mollusks include bivalve shellfish, such as clams, mussels, and oysters; snails; and cephalopods, such as squid and octopus. Crustacea include shellfish such as shrimp, lobster, crabs, prawns and crayfish. Echinoderms include sea urchins and sea cucumbers.1.2 This guide covers absorbed doses used to reduce the microbial and parasite populations in aquatic invertebrates and finfish. Such doses typically are below 10 kGy (1).21.2.1 This guide covers gamma, electron beam, and X-radiation treatment.1.3 The use of reduced-oxygen packaging (vacuum or modified atmosphere, and including products packed in oil) with irradiated, raw product is not covered by this guide. The anaerobic envi

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ICS: 67.020 - Processes in the food industry

Item number: A000544