LABORATORY FOR DETECTION OF IRRADIATED FOOD
|Head: Dr Wac³aw Stachowicz
Laboratory was created in 1994 to afford possibility of the examination of food to prove whether treated with ionising radiation (gamma rays or accelerated electrons).
Laboratory is involved in research activity to improve detection methods for irradiated foods to meet the increasing requirements of customers.
The accredited detection methods are listed below (Scope of Accreditation, Appendix to certificate No AB 262).
Current analytical activity of the Laboratory compiles:
| Thermoluminescence (TL) Reader for detection of irradiation in food
from which silicate minerals can be separated PN -EN 1788
Present research activity is focused on the improvement of the isolation procedure of powdered mineral fraction from complex samples containing one irradiated food component dispersed in the mass of not irradiated product (herbal pharmaceutics for example). The EPR and PPSL techniques are tested to be adapted for the detection of radiation treatment in such kind of complex samples too.
Currently the examination of spices, herbs, seasonings, shrimps and their blends, poultry, fish, nuts, complex pharmaceutics and herbal extracts is being accomplished for domestic and foreign customers.
Most of food samples are delivered from Germany, Italy, Denmark, United Kingdom
|Electron Spin Resonance (ERP) spectrometer for detection of food containing stable radicals
after radiation treatment
PN - EN 1786
PN - EN 1787
PN- EN 13708