Recalls Raise Talk Of Mainstreaming Food Irradiation

Law360, New York (March 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The wave of meat and vegetable recalls in the last year has renewed interest in the long-standing yet scarcely used technology known as irradiation. While some caution against this treatment, many food experts point to its stellar safety record as proof enough that it would only help to eviscerate the last remaining pathogens in the U.S. food supply.

In the wake of last month's massive beef recall, the largest in U.S. history, lawmakers have in recent hearings turned their attention to the controversial treatment. Arguing that...
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