FDA to Allow Irradiation for Spinach, Lettuce

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week announced that it will allow food producers to treat spinach and iceberg lettuce with levels of radiation sufficient to kill E. coli and salmonella bacteria.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week announced that it will allow food producers to treat spinach and iceberg lettuce with levels of radiation sufficient to kill E. coli and salmonella bacteria. Previously, produce growers were only allowed to use levels of radiation sufficient to kill insects. “This is probably one of the single most significant food safety actions done for fresh produce in many years,” Robert Brackett, chief scientist for the Grocery Manufacturers As

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