ASTM - F1355
Standard Guide for Irradiation of Fresh Fruits for Disinfestation as a Quarantine Treatment
|Publication Date:||1 January 1993|
|ICS Code (Plant growing):||65.020.20|
1.1 This guide provides procedures for the radiation processing of fresh fruits as a phytosanitary treatment. Because many insect pests are found on more than one type of fruit, this guide is directed primarily toward the treatment needed to control certain insect pests commonly associated with various fresh fruits.
1.2 The absorbed dose range covered by this guide is between 75 gray (Gy) and 1.0 kilogray (kGy). The practical minimum or maximum dose of a treatment may be higher or lower than this range, depending on the type of pest to be controlled and the radiation tolerance of a particular type of fruit. If the minimum effective dose necessary to achieve the desired phytosanitary effect is greater than the radiation tolerance of the fruit, then irradiation is not an appropriate treatment (see 5.2).