IRRADIATED MEAT READY; STORES WAIT FOR REACTION

WASHINGTON -- Long tested and much debated, the controversial process of irradiation finally becomes part of the supermarket meat case this week, though a dose of skepticism seems to be keeping it from immediately penetrating the market, according to various sources familiar with the technology.And, although many retailers worked hard to win approval of the technology, most stores appear to be waiting

WASHINGTON -- Long tested and much debated, the controversial process of irradiation finally becomes part of the supermarket meat case this week, though a dose of skepticism seems to be keeping it from immediately penetrating the market, according to various sources familiar with the technology.

And, although many retailers worked hard to win approval of the technology, most stores appear to be waiting just a bit longer to stock the new product. Al Kober, meat merchandising manager fo

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