(redirected from Kilogray)
Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
kGyKiloGray (radation unit of measure)
kGyKnown Good Yield
References in periodicals archive ?
The Republic of South Africa is the only country in which precooked, shelf-stable meat products, irradiated at 45 kilogray (sterilization doses), are allowed for retail sale.
0 kiloGray dose allowed for fruits and vegetables) control Salmonella and E.
For instance, the maximum dose is restricted to 10 kiloGray and the minimum dose must be at least half that level to ensure an effective reduction in the load of pathogenic organisms.
A kilogray is a unit of absorbed energy from ionizing radiation.
In 1982, FDA officials said that irradiating food with 1 kilogray of radiation was probably safe, but nothing has been done to study the effect of 7 kilograys, an amount it allowed for beef and lamb in 1997.
Years of federal approval: Low doses*: Effective against insects and bacteria 1963 White potatoes, to inhibit sprouting 1965 Pork, for trichinosis worm 1986 Fruit and vegetables, for decay and insects Medium doses* 1986 Strawberries, other fruits, to control mold 1990 Poultry, for salmonella 1997 Red meat, for microorganisms High doses*: Effective against very simple organisms 1983 Spices, for insects and microorganisms The FDA requires this logo to be put on irradiated foods The package also must carry the words "treated with irradiation" or "treated by irradiation" * Low: up to 1 kilogray; medium: 1 to 10 kilogray; high: 10 to 50 kilograys SOURCE: Food and Drug Admin.
Food and Drug Administration has approved up to 1 kilogray (kGy) of ionizing irradiation for fresh produce, Hagenmaier uses much less.
At a typical sterilizing dose of less than 40 kilogray (kGy), post-sterilization changes in elongation of these polymers are often not measurable.
0 kiloGray level, which is within the range of natural variation.