Of note, the BCSH Blood Transfusion Task Force takes the stance that " [i]t is not necessary to irradiate
red cells for routine 'top-up' transfusions of premature or term infants.
Several European countries regularly irradiate
all kinds of food; the French even do it to Camembert cheese so as to cut down on pathogens from raw milk.
2 million (89 percent), was for contractors to transport and irradiate
the mail and for the oversight contractor to manage and oversee the current irradiation contractor.
coli and other potentially harmful bacteria in ground beef, chicken, and other foods is to irradiate
The poultry industry, which has recently been under fire for unsanitary practices in processing plants and high levels of bacteria in chickens that reach our markets, might prefer to irradiate
poultry--but in fact they would accomplish just as much by cleaning up their plants.
Irradiated food shipped to a manufacturer or processor for further processing, labeling or packing must bear the statement "Treated with radiation/Treated by irradiation -- do not irradiate
again" on the label, labeling, invoice or bill of lading, because FDA has not evaluated the safety of products irradiated more than once.
NASA eventually chose a different technique, but Sivinski had an idea: Nuclear waste might possibly be used to irradiate
coli on sprouts, research is taking place right now at Eastern Regional Research Lab near Philadelphia, and they've found that they can irradiate
either the sprouts in the seed or the sprout when it is fully sprouted and ready for market.
Producers aren't exactly rushing to be the first on their block to irradiate
ground beef and poultry, probably because consumers are leery of the technique.
He added that ``a number of companies,'' anticipating the FDA's decision, have begun conducting tests of irradiation to prepare to irradiate
on a large scale.
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Tyson, IBP, Excel, Emmpak and Colorado Boxed Beef have also announced they will irradiate
Processors won't irradiate
meat until they are confident retailers will buy treated meat.
and Claxton Poultry Farms - received FDA permission to irradiate
Spice giant McCormick says that it "does not irradiate
any of its consumer products, has no plans to, and will not without full public disclosure.