Food Technology Division (FTD)

Institute of Food and Radiation Biology (IFRB)

Phone: : 880-2-7788248, Fax: 880-2-7789337

Use of gamma radiation is one of the modern techniques to protect and preserve the produced food. Irradiated food is safe and wholesome. Over 39 countries of the world including Bangladesh are already implementing this technology for food preservation. Bangladesh Government gave clearance of 18 food items for irradiation. Target of this division to facilitate the research on safe use of radiation in food preservation and processing.


Research Activities


Sprout inhibition of potatoes and onion.

Preservation of banana chips.

Papaya powder preservation.

Jew fish preservation by gamma radiation.


Major facilities

This division is well equipped for quality, biochemical and microbiological analysis of different types of food like fresh fruits, vegetables, pulses, meat and fish. Major equipment of this division Micro-kjeldahl apparatus for protein analysis, spectrophotometer, soxhlet apparatus, muffle furnace, refractometer, and temperature controlled incubator, syrup mixing machine, centrifuge, colony counter, scrubber.

Perspective Plan


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Telephone 880-2- 7789252; Facsimilie 880-2-7789337.