2019 Volume 68 Issue 7 Pages 469-478
This paper reviewed the current status of food irradiation in the world in 2017. The quantities of irradiated foods are increasing as 550,000 tons in China and 110,000 tons in Vietnam. Phytosanitary irradiation of agricultural products has recently increased. The US has imported 31,000 tons of the irradiated fruits from Mexico and other countries including Hawaii. In Asia and Oceania countries, not only export to the US, but also export and import of irradiated fruits and vegetables within the region such as Australia and Vietnam are developing.