Thursday, February 23, 2017

Beef industry gets ok to irradiate

Health Canada has approved irradiation of hamburger.

It’s a technology that beef farmers and meat packers have sought for decades.

The federal Atomic Energy Corp. also backed them with research demonstrating its effectiveness in killing bacteria and its safety for consumers.

Had it been used by meat packers and restaurant retailers, it would have prevented a number of sensational outbreaks of food poisoning that resulted in deaths and thousands of illnesses across North America.