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.
- To prevent postharvest loss of perishable food items using gamma radiation and optimize the storage condition
- Development of convenience food products from fruits and vegetables
- Development of appropriate technique for the shelf-life extension of fish, meat and fruits and vegetables using combination treatments including gamma radiation
- Process control, acceptance and commercialization of irradiated food items
- Radiation preservation of fresh and dried fruits and vegetables
- Development of convenience and fermented food using radiation and other physico-chemical treatment
- Radiation preservation of fish and fishery products including salted fish
- Food Technology Division provides analytical services (protein, lipid, fat, calcium, phosphorus, starch etc.) to different poultry farms for the analyses of poultry feed against prescribed service charges
- Academic training and manpower development; each year students from different universities receive research facilities from this division to complete their B.Sc. (Hons.) internship, M.Sc., M.Phil, and Ph.D. thesis. Industrial attachment training of the Diploma Engineering (Chem-food) students is also given every year.
Sprout inhibition of potatoes and onion.
Preservation of banana chips.
Papaya powder preservation.
Jew fish preservation by gamma radiation.
- Sprouting inhibition of onions and potatoes was achieved at a dose of 0.1 kGy.
- Process has been developed to preserve dried fish and fresh water fish by low dose radiation, chemical, heat treatment or low temperature.
- Process has been developed for development of convenience food from fresh fruits, vegetables, pulses and meat
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.
- Process development, control and preservation of prepared meals including convenience and fermented food using radiation and other physico-chemical treatments
- Preservation of fresh and dried fruits and vegetables by irradiation
- Radiation preservation of fish and fishery products
- Establishment of quality control and monitoring facilities for maintaining food quality and safety
- R. Huque, R.B.H Wills and J.B. Golding. (2011). Nitric oxide inhibits cut-surface browning of four lettuce types. J. Horticultural Science and Biotechnology. 86(2), 97-100.
- Shamima Prodhan, M. Kamrijjaman, M. A. Hossain and M. S. Islam (2010). A Comparative study of effects of radiation (1 kGy) and heat treatment (500C) on the bio-chemical and mineral contents of dried spotted Spanish Mackerel, Scomberomorus guttatus (Bloch & Schneider1801). Bangladesh J. Zool. 38(2): 205-212.
- Md Shakhawat Hussain, Afifa Khatun, Md Afzal Hossain and Md khorshed Alam (2010). Use of Irradiation for Shelf-Stable Foods for Immunocompromised Patients and Other Specific Target Groups. 5th International Conference on Microbiology of Food, Health & Environment. Abstract-84, P. 55
- Masahiro Kikuchi, Mohammad S. Hussain, Norio Morishta, Mitsuko Ukai, Yuhei Shimoyama and Yasuhiko Kobayashi. (2009). An ESR Study of Radicals Induced in Irradiated Fresh Mango. RADIOISOTOPES, 58, 789-797.
- Md. Ahsanul Kabir Khan, Md. Shakhawat Hussain, Md. Mesbah Uddin Ansary and Hussain Md. Shahjalal. (2009). Nutritional value, sensory quality and microbial contamination street-vended widely consumed rice based pitha of Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Life Sci. 21(2): 61-72.
- Masihul Alam, M. M. Masud Alam, M and Roksana Haque. (2009). Storage of Fresh Guava by Gamma Radiation and Evaluation of its Vitamin C Content. Southeast university J. Science & Engineering. 3( 3) , 37-48
- Masuma ľA-Rabbane Nitu, Md. Ibrahim Khalil, Md. Shakhawat Hussain, Md Shamsul Islam, and Md. Afzal Hossain.( 2009). A Study on the effect of gamma radiation, chemical treatment and low temperature on the shelf life of pineapple juice. Nuclear Sci. and Appl .17 (10), 108-116
- Md. Kamrujjaman, Md. Rafiqun Nabi, Md. Shamsul Islam and Md. Afzal Hossain. (2008). Bio-nutrients and minerals content of body muscles of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and its changes with season. Bangladesh J. Life Sci. 20(1): 23-28.
- Md. Shakhawat Hossain, Md. Afzal Hossain, Md. Shamsul Islam and S.M.Ruhul Amin.(2008). Effect of dehydration on composition and nutritional value of Oyster Mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus. Nuclear Sci. and Appl. 16(2), 11-15.
- M.U. Ahmed, M.S. Hussain, and M.K.Alam. (2007). Isolation and Identification od Aeromonas hydrophila from Kachki fish, Corika soborna (Ham-Buchaman1822). Nuclear Sci. and Appl. 16(1), 90-93.
- Roksana Huque, Z.Alam, M.S. Hussain, M.K Alam and M.S. Islam. (2007). Control pf Dermestes maculates DeGeer (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) through combination treatment of of salt contents and gamma radiation on dried swordfish, Lepturacanthus savala. Nuclear Sci. and Appl. 18( 2) 76-80
- Md.Shakhawat Hussain, Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Roksana Haque, and Md. Shamsul Islam (2006). Preservation of carrot Halwa using Gamma Irradiation and Low Temperature. Nuclear Sci. and Appl. 15(2), 97-101.
- Md. Jashim Uddin, Md. Shakhawat Hussain, Md.Nurul and Md. Shamsul Islam.(2006). Preservation of Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) Pulp by Gamma Radiation and Refrigeration Temperature. Nuclear Sci. and Appl. 15(2), 102-107.
- M. Shakhawat Hussain, M. Akter Uzzaman, M. Afzal Hossain, M. Khorshed Alam, M. S. Islam, and Roksana Huque.(2006). Effect of gamma irradiation and vacuum packaging on the shelf life extension of beef kebab during refrigerated storage. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology, 23(2): 156-158.
- Md. Khorshed Alam, Md. Shahidul Islam and Md. Afzal Hossain (2006). Gamma Radiation Induced Production of 0- Tyrosine in Irradiated Shrimp. Nuclear Sci. and Appl. 15 (2): 113-115.
- Sakila Zaman, Md. Afzal Hossain, Md. Mansurul Haq, and Md. Shamsul Islam.(2006). Seasonal variation of proximate compositions and mineral contents in mola fish (Amblypharyngodon mola) Bangladesh J. Life Sci. 18(1): 11-18.
- Sakila Zaman, Mohammad Abdul Salam, Md. Afzal Hossain, Md. Mansurul Haq, Md. Kawser Ahmed and Md. Shamsul Islam.(2006). Short-term preservation of Mola Fish (Amblypharyngodon Mola) by physical and chemical treatments. Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 15(2): 121-129
- M. S. Hossain, M. K. Alam, M. A. Hossain and M. U. Ahmed (2005). Effect of Ionizing Radiation and Sodium chloride on the survival of Arromonas hydrophila Isolated from Herring fish. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology, 22(2):174-175.
- M. Khorshed. Alam, M. S. Hossain, M. A. Hossain and M. U. Ahmed (2005). Inoculated Bacterial Method for the Identification of Irradiated fish. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology, 22(2):178-179
- M.K. Alam, M.A. Hossain M. S. Islam and M. M. Hossain. (2005.) Studies on the preservation of precooked and uncooked dehydrated beef by irradiation. Nuclear Sci. and Appl. 14 (2):103-107.