The food production sector can be vulnerable to contamination at any point of the production process, whether it’s the growing or processing stage. Radioactive materials may be able to enter the food chain by variety of ways, such as surface contamination. When there are large amounts of radiation being discharged in an environment, it may contaminate food by either falling onto surfaces or spreading through air. Radiation may also affect sea life if radioactive materials are being disposed into the sea.
Imported goods are often inspected with X-ray systems to ensure purity and quality. In this process, high energy ionising radiation is used to visually inspect the food in order to find possible contaminants inside. These contaminants could be bits of metal, glass or bone. X-ray systems are safe to be used for the inspection of food as long as the doses of radiation are minimal. Due to X-ray inspection systems using ionising radiation, it could be harmful to the workers, the food and the environment if it is not limited, controlled and maintained properly.
Our radiation protection specialists can check if you are correctly controlling, maintaining and managing food production to ensure that your workers are safe from danger and none of the food gets contaminated with harmful radiation. Food that is contaminated with radiation may be unsafe for consumption and could lead to severe health problems.
Why Choose Us for Food Production Radiation Protection Advice?
RPA UK has radiation protection specialists with years of experience and knowledge to help you maintain a safe environment for your employees whilst ensuring compliance with relevant radiation legislations, regulations and guidelines. Our tailored and bespoke approach allows us to provide thorough radiation safety advice for all types of food production organisations.
We also provide radiation safety advice for various other sectors:
With the ability to engage with businesses in the UK and internationally, we have the expertise for not just national radiation legislations, but also foreign safety regulations.
Contact Us for Food Production Radiation Protection Advice
If you require food production radiation safety advice, then please get in touch with one of our friendly experts. Our radiation specialists can provide the best solutions and advice to ensure that you are compliant with legislations. With our expert radiation protection advice, we can help your company maintain a safe environment.