THE RIGHT TO IRRADIATE

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Food and Drug Administration will soon give a thumbs up for meat processors to use bacteria-killing irradiation on red meat, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman.Glickman's forecast of the FDA's pending approval of irradiation -- given at a recent Capitol Hill hearing on food safety -- came as no surprise to food-safety watchers. The FDA has already

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Food and Drug Administration will soon give a thumbs up for meat processors to use bacteria-killing irradiation on red meat, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman.

Glickman's forecast of the FDA's pending approval of irradiation -- given at a recent Capitol Hill hearing on food safety -- came as no surprise to food-safety watchers. The FDA has already approved irradiation for poultry, produce and spices, signaling that government sc

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