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2014 | 59 | 4 | 161-168

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Radiation methods in decision support system for food safety


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Mathematical model is the basis for computer decision support system (DSS) connected with food security strategy, in which food irradiation is one of the methods used for elimination of substance with pathogens. Such system can support an organisation of many different activities in the area of food safety. It can be designed for a specific region, country, etc., and is addressed to State Sanitary Inspection offices. The paper demonstrates the capabilities of the system in modeling activities of sanitary inspection teams aimed at pathogen elimination with the use of electron beam irradiation in procedures of utilisation of animal originated food, related packaging, or other microbiologically contaminated materials. It describes new application of both computer supported decision systems and radiation processing. The elaborated mathematical models show human activities in the process of microbiological contamination elimination.










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  • Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, 16 Dorodna Str., 03-195 Warsaw, Poland, Tel./Fax: +48 22 863 8439
  • Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, 16 Dorodna Str., 03-195 Warsaw, Poland, Tel./Fax: +48 22 863 8439
  • Military Institute of Hygiene & Epidemiology, 4 Kozielska Str., 01-163 Warsaw, Poland
  • Military University of Technology, 2 Kaliskiego Str., 00-908 Warsaw, Poland
  • Warsaw University of Technology, 8 św. Boboli Str., 02-525 Warsaw, Poland


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