FOOD INDUSTRY GROUPS NEAR START OF IRRADIATION CAMPAIGN

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Food-industry organizations are getting ready in coming months to market the idea that food irradiation is safe to consumers, hoping to reverse poor consumer demand that has made the industry reluctant to explore irradiation's practical applications.The good news is irradiation is gaining increased public support as a tool to kill bacteria and increase the safety of food -- particularly

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Food-industry organizations are getting ready in coming months to market the idea that food irradiation is safe to consumers, hoping to reverse poor consumer demand that has made the industry reluctant to explore irradiation's practical applications.

The good news is irradiation is gaining increased public support as a tool to kill bacteria and increase the safety of food -- particularly perishables -- in the distribution pipeline.

Among its supporters is f

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