RETAILERS THINKING ABOUT IRRADIATION

WASHINGTON -- As federal regulators prepare to write the rules on red meat irradiation, retailers are thinking ahead to the challenge that faces them, specifically, educating consumers with the aim of easing any reservations they may have about the process.Red meat, which was approved for irradiation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, here, last December, is currently awaiting the finalization

WASHINGTON -- As federal regulators prepare to write the rules on red meat irradiation, retailers are thinking ahead to the challenge that faces them, specifically, educating consumers with the aim of easing any reservations they may have about the process.

Red meat, which was approved for irradiation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, here, last December, is currently awaiting the finalization of labeling regulations by the Food & Drug Administration, also based here, which i

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