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EUROPEAN FOOD RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY 21/06/19 Radio frequency heating on food of animal origin: a review. Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies Volume 41, June 2017, Numerical and experimental studies on a novel Steinmetz treatment chamber for inactivation of Escherichia coli by radio frequency electric fields. FOOD SAFETY MAGAZINE - JUNE/JULY 2017 - Radio-Frequency Heating for Low-Moisture Foods. Food Sci. Technol, Campinas, 37(4): 544-551, Oct.-Dec. 2017 Assessment of radio frequency heating on composition, microstructure, flowability and rehydration characteristics of milk powder. National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan via ICEF11 - Inactivation of Bacillus subtilis Spores in Soybean Milk by Radio-Frequency Flash Heating Treatment. CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE July–September 2012 Radio-frequency identification could help reduce the spread of plant pathogens. Product identification has become important in many aspects of agriculture.

CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE July–September 2012 Radio-frequency identification could help reduce the spread of plant pathogens

For health, sanitation and environmental safety (for example, to limit the spread of plant pathogens), government agencies now require many foods and agricultural products to have identifying labels or documents (FDA 2009). Identification also builds consumer trust; when labels and documents are lost or removed, as in the label fraud of wines, customer fidelity is at risk. Identification provides valuable information for implementing environmental protections and evaluating economic losses. It also helps control the spread of pests in propagated plant materials, which is central to international plant disease control strategies. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) has potential uses in the production and distribution of woody plants. The declaration of a plant's health, or a product's high quality, should be traceable during all stages of its life. USDA/FDA 15/06/12 Kinetics of Microbial Inactivation for Alternative Food Processing Technologies.

Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia Volume 10, 2016, Pages 503–510 Unconventional Treatments of Food: Microwave vs. Radiofrequency. Volume 10, 2016, Pages 503–510 5th International Conference "Agriculture for Life, Life for Agriculture" Edited By Sorin Mihai Cîmpeanu, Gina Fîntîneru and Beciu Silviu Abstract Food spoilage causes considerable economic losses and constitutes a health risk for consumers due to the potential for some microorganisms to produce toxins.

Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia Volume 10, 2016, Pages 503–510 Unconventional Treatments of Food: Microwave vs. Radiofrequency

In the last ten years, there are limitations in the microbial decontamination of foods by current methods and the development of novel techniques in this area would be advantageous. AIDIC - 2015 - Radio Frequency Treatment for Postharvest Disinfestation of Dates. FOOD QUALITY NEWS 15/04/14 RF technology kills bugs and pathogens in food. The method is designed to offer a chemical-free alternative to ridding foods of insects, pathogens, and other undesirables.

FOOD QUALITY NEWS 15/04/14 RF technology kills bugs and pathogens in food.

RF Biocidics recently signed agreements to provide its equipment to Al Foah, the world’s largest producer of dates. TROPENTAG - 2012 - Combining Radio Frequency Drying with Hot Air Oven for Energy Reduction in GABA Rice. TROPENTAG - 2012 - Improving of Thermal Uniformity of Mango during Radio Frequency Heat Treatment for Insect Control. WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY 11/06/12 Radio frequency treatments target food pest control. Part of Juming Tang’s research team, from left to right: WSU doctoral student Yang Jiao, Juming Tang and WSU postdoctoral student Shunshan Jiao.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY 11/06/12 Radio frequency treatments target food pest control

PULLMAN, Wash. – The irony probably wasn’t lost on Washington State University food engineer Juming Tang. Tang recently opened a bottle of lotus seeds to put in soup and smelled mold, a telltale sign that insect pests had already begun eating without him. Larvae hatched from eggs laid in the seeds create a moist environment for the mold to grow in — and to release toxins. Tang and a multidisciplinary, multistate team have been working for the last 12 years to develop and commercialize a method of treating nuts and legumes with radio frequency (RF) energy to combat such pests. “People think that prepackaged dry food is safe, but this may not always be true,” he said. The nut and legume industries need a more environmentally friendly means of controlling such insect pests as codling moth, naval orangeworm, Indianmeal moth and cowpea weevil. Michèle Rivasi veut un embargo sur les végétaux italiens.

10th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection - 2010 - Radio frequency treatments for insect disinfestation. TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASABE - 2011 - DETERMINING RADIO FREQUENCY HEATING UNIFORMITY OF MIXED BEANS FOR DISINFESTATION TREATMENTS. INTECH - NOV 2012 - Applications of Microwave Heating in Agricultural and Forestry Related Industries.

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INTECH - NOV 2012 - Applications of Microwave Heating in Agricultural and Forestry Related Industries

Introduction Microwave frequencies occupy portions of the electromagnetic spectrum between 300 MHz to 300 GHz. The full range of microwave frequencies is subdivided into various bands (Table 1). Because microwaves are also used in the communication, navigation and defence industries, their use in thermal heating is restricted to a small subset of the available frequency bands. In Australia, the commonly used frequencies include 434 ± 1 MHz, 922 ± 4 MHz, 2450 ± 50 MHz and 5800 ± 75 MHz [1]. Table 1. INTECH - NOV 2012 - Microwave Applications in Thermal Food Processing. 1.

INTECH - NOV 2012 - Microwave Applications in Thermal Food Processing

Introduction In this chapter an overview of microwave heating as one method of thermal food processing is presented. Due to the limited space, this overview cannot be complete; instead some important theoretical information and also examples of practical uses at home and in industry are shown. This chapter provides a starting point, and the interested reader is directed to the references, where more information about the special themes discussed in this chapter can be found (Dehne, 1999).

Additional to the references in the text the interested reader is also referred to two bibliographies that cover more or less all the published work on microwaves (W.H.O, 2012). 2. INTECH 08/02/12 Non-Chemical Disinfestation of Food and Agricultural Commodities with Radiofrequency Power. FARM PROGRESS 19/06/12 WSU Food Engineer Develops Radio Frequency Pest Control. The irony probably wasn't lost on Washington State University Food Engineer Juming Tang.

FARM PROGRESS 19/06/12 WSU Food Engineer Develops Radio Frequency Pest Control

He recently opened a bottle of lotus seeds to put in soup and smelled mold, a telltale sign that insect pests had already begun eating without him. Larvae hatched from the eggs laid in the seeds create a moist environment for mold to grow in – and to release toxins. Tang and a multidisciplinary, multistate team have been working for the last 12 years to develop and commercialize a method of testing nuts and legumes with radio frequency energy to combat the pests. "People think that prepackaged dry food is safe, but this may not always be true," he says. "RF treatment – right after seeds are harvested but before storage – can control pests before the larvae hatch or at the very immature stage.

"We believe this is going to be a big thing. " In 2005, the U .S. 10th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection - 2010 - Radio frequency treatments for insect disinfestation. LWT - Food Science and Technology 50 (2013) 746e754 Radio frequency disinfestation treatments for dried fruit: Dielectric proper. ARS USDA 12/12/12 Current Research-Radio Frequency. Jiao, S.; Wang, S.; Johnson, J.

ARS USDA 12/12/12 Current Research-Radio Frequency

A., and Tang, J. Industrial-scale radio frequency treatments for insect control in lentils. IMPI 45th Annual Microwave Power Symposium. pp 49-54. New Orleans, LA. 2011 Jiao, S., Johnson, J. Johnson, J.