Food Irradiation


Irradiation is not a food safety panacea - NFU

By Joseph James Whitworth

Irradiation could be used as a “mop up operation” to compensate for unsanitary conditions and inadequate procedures, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU) which voiced its opposition to proposed regulation.

FDA allows ionizing radiation to control pathogens in crustaceans

FDA allows irradiation of crustaceans

By Joseph James Whitworth

Using ionizing radiation on crustaceans to control foodborne pathogens and extend shelf life is to be permitted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


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