Consumer Info About Irradiated Food & Packaging

FDA has approved a number of uses for food irradiation, including its use for reduction of microorganisms in meat, poultry, crustaceans, and spices. The agency determined that the process is safe and effective in decreasing harmful bacteria. Other uses of food irradiation are also permitted, such as for increasing shelf-life or inhibiting sprouting in specific foods.

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