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How is Microwave Technology Used to Process Foods?



Authors as Published

Nicole Arnold, Doctoral Student, Virginia Tech, Food Science and Technology; Lily Yang, Postdoctoral Researcher, Virginia Tech, Food Science and Technology; Renee Boyer, Professor, Virginia Tech, Food Science and Technology; and Tommy Saunders, Associate Extension Specialist, Virginia Tech, Food Science and Technology

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Microwaves are one of the most common food processing technologies used. Most consumers are familiar with using a microwave in their home kitchen, however, do not realized that some of the food that they purchase has been processed using microwave technology. This publication was created to provide simple, easy to understand science based information on what this technology is and how it can make foods safer. The goal is for the public to be more aware and accepting of various technologies that are used to make our food supply safe.

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Publication Date

November 4, 2019