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.

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