USDA, FDA HAMMERING OUT RULES FOR IRRADIATING RED MEAT

ROSEMONT, Ill. (FNS) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects to issue regulations on the irradiation of red meat by early spring, while the Food and Drug Administration is developing regulations on packaging used for irradiated meat.Daniel L. Engeljohn, chief of the standards development branch of the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, said at a recent seminar on irradiation here, sponsored

ROSEMONT, Ill. (FNS) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects to issue regulations on the irradiation of red meat by early spring, while the Food and Drug Administration is developing regulations on packaging used for irradiated meat.

Daniel L. Engeljohn, chief of the standards development branch of the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, said at a recent seminar on irradiation here, sponsored by the American Meat Institute Foundation and the National Center for Food Safet

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