MEDICAL EXPERTS GIVE BEEF IRRADIATION OK

The controversial idea of using irradiation to eliminate bacteria from ground beef received a boost recently from a group of medical experts who said they are in favor of the practice, which has yet to be used in the United States.But retailers and others involved in the food industry say the central issue regarding irradiated food products continues to be not one of effectiveness, but one of consumer

The controversial idea of using irradiation to eliminate bacteria from ground beef received a boost recently from a group of medical experts who said they are in favor of the practice, which has yet to be used in the United States.

But retailers and others involved in the food industry say the central issue regarding irradiated food products continues to be not one of effectiveness, but one of consumer acceptance.

"It's one of these situations where people are frightened by th

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