RED-MEAT FIRMS SAID TO BE LINING UP FOR IRRADIATION TESTS

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture isn't likely to issue standards for red-meat irradiation until at least February, but irradiators say potential customers in the meat industry are already beginning to line up for tests of the technology.As reported in SN's Dec. 8 issue, the Food and Drug Administration gave a green light to the irradiation of red meat Dec. 2, a move that answered

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture isn't likely to issue standards for red-meat irradiation until at least February, but irradiators say potential customers in the meat industry are already beginning to line up for tests of the technology.

As reported in SN's Dec. 8 issue, the Food and Drug Administration gave a green light to the irradiation of red meat Dec. 2, a move that answered a longstanding petition from irradiating firm Isomedix, Whippany, N.J. The next ste

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