Latest Irradiation Stories
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. The Food and Drug Administration today will issue a regulation allowing spinach and lettuce sellers to take that extra step, a long- awaited move amid increasing outbreaks from raw produce. It doesn't excuse dirty produce, warned Dr. Laura Tarantino, FDA's chief of food...
WASHINGTON -- Could food producers literally squeeze the salmonella out of a jalapeno? Or zap the E. coli from lettuce without it going limp? Headline-grabbing food poisonings from raw foods are prompting new interest in technology -- from super-high pressure to irradiation -- to get rid of some of the bugs. It won't be a panacea: Far better to prevent contamination on the farm than to try to get rid of it later. "This is never an excuse for a dirty product," warns University of Minnesota...
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