Systematization of experimental research results and creation of a database "Radiation processing of agricultural raw materials and food products"

«Radiation and Risk», 2022, vol. 31, No. 3, pp.37-47

DOI: 10.21870/0131-3878-2022-31-3-37-47


Sarukhanov V.Ya. – Sen. Researcher, C. Sc., Biol. Contacts: 109 km, Kievskoe sh., Obninsk, Kaluga region, Russia, 249032. Tel.: 8(905) 640-28-21; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Shesterikov A.Yu. – Junior Researcher
Pomyasova M.G. – Res. Assistant
Kharlamov V.A. – Sen. Researcher, C. Sc., Biol.
Polyakova I.V. – Res. Assistant
Karpenko E.I. – Director, D. Sc., Biol. RIRAE.
Russian Institute of Radiology and Agroecology, Obninsk


Ensuring food safety is an urgent health concern, especially for immunocompromised consumers. Foodborne infections are caused by the consumption of foodstuffs contaminated with pathogenic and opportunistic microflora. This can complicate the combined treatment of cancer and contribute to the clinical manifestation of foodborne infections, especially listeriosis, erysipeloid, and brucellosis. One of the most effective ways to ensure the microbiological safety of food products is the use of radiation treatment. To systematize the literary sources necessary to determine the optimal parameters for the irradiation of different types of food products, it is necessary to create a database. For this, 235 literary sources were selected and analyzed, and the structure of the database was developed. The designed database makes it possible to efficiently query data for the selection of the optimal parameters for antimicrobial treatment of food products with ionizing radiation in order to preserve the health of consumers. Also, the database will be a tool for determining the minimum doses required to ensure the basic quality indicators for various types of food products. Analysis of the database showed that radiation treatment in doses of inactivating pathogens of listeriosis, erysipeloid, brucellosis does not reduce the quality of food products and semi-finished products of animal origin. Therefore, such processing is the most optimal way to provide people with immune deficiencies with safe and high-quality food and also allows you to diversify the diet.

Key words
database, database structure, radiation processing of food products, microbiological safety, food quality, shelf life, foodborne infections, radiosensitivity of microorganisms, treatment of oncological diseases, immunodeficiency.


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