Latest Food irradiation Stories
WASHINGTON - Could food producers literally squeeze the salmonella out of a jalapeno? Or zap the E.
By MCT WASHINGTON (MCT) - After two years of nearly constant food-borne illness outbreaks and recalls of everything from tainted peanut butter to tons of hamburger meat the Food and Drug Administration's decision last week to allow the irradiation of lettuce and spinach to kill dangerous bacteria didn't surprise anyone in the food industry.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it will allow the sale of fresh spinach and iceberg lettuce treated with radiation to kill bacteria. The New York Times said it is the first time the U.S. government has allowed produce to be irradiated at levels high enough to kill E. coli and salmonella.
To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Brian Kennedy of Grocery Manufacturers Association, +1- 202-639-5994 Technology approved for control of food-borne pathogens in fresh iceberg lettuce and spinach WASHINGTON, Aug.
Radiation may be the cure to consumer worries about E. coli and germs on fresh spinach and iceberg lettuce.
By Lauren Neergaard Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Consumers worried about salad safety may soon be able to buy fresh spinach and iceberg lettuce zapped with just enough radiation to kill E. coli and a few other germs.
By Julie Schmit The Food and Drug Administration has approved use of irradiation on spinach and lettuce to kill dangerous bacteria, but companies may have a tough time selling the idea to consumers.
By LAURAN NEERGAARD By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press WASHINGTON Could food producers literally squeeze the salmonella out of a jalapeno? Or zap the E.
By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Could food producers literally squeeze the salmonella out of a jalapeno? Or zap the E.
Attention grabbing food poisonings in recent days have sparked new interest in using technology to rid raw produce of unwanted bacteria.
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