After receiving information about food irradiation
After the initial introduction to the process in the 1960's, the FDA shut down all approvals for food irradiation
until the mid-1980's.
The study noted that "Scientific studies conducted by public and private researchers worldwide over the past 50 years support the benefits of food irradiation
while indicating minimal potential risks.
an advocacy group that was formed in 1986 to fight food irradiation
This led, in 1958, to Congress' recognizing food irradiation
as being potentially beneficial.
Competition from existing proven food sterilization technologies such as steam pasteurization and refrigeration, coupled with the high capital outlay required to set up a irradiation processing plant, and stiff opposition from certain quarters thwarts widespread acceptance of food irradiation
is the process of exposing the horticultural produce to ionizing radiation which eliminate the microbes and pests etc.
is a safe, cool and physical process and (unlike the chemical treatments) leaves no residues in the treated foods.
Consumer confidence in irradiated food may be increased when there is clear evidence that the food irradiation
treatment is being controlled and labelled.
They also provide a balanced perspective on debates surrounding cancer causes, prevention, genetic testing, the role of cell phones, food additives, and food irradiation
in causing cancer, and vitamin supplementation in preventing cancer.
This final rule is a partial response to a food additive petition (FAP 9M4697) that had been filed by The National Food Processors Association (now the Grocery Manufacturers' Association) on behalf of The Food Irradiation
This book is an examination of the technologies and practical implementation techniques associated with food irradiation
using accelerator sources of ionizing radiation, specifically electron beams and x-rays.
In 1998," says a I Food & Water Watch report, "he went so I far as to write a letter to Florida residents promoting food irradiation
, a letter that Food Technology Service since began using in its marketing material.
Opponents, who question the safety and necessity of food irradiation
, are bracing for another battle.
Forty-two countries have issued approval for food irradiation
technology in more than 240 foods.