radura


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The label affixed to any food which has been treated with ionising radiation to reduce spoilage or kill microorganisms before packaging

radura

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The internationally recognized symbol for irradiated food. It consists of a stylized representation of a flower surrounded by a dashed semicircle.
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By law, every food that is irradiated must be individually approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and bear the Radura symbol.
Vicino alla strada, in una piccola radura in mezzo alla foresta, al valico d'una delle piu alte vette degli Urali, si erge un obelisco di marmo, sulla cui fronte orientale e incisa la parola "Asia"; e sull'occidentale "Europa".
Current regulations require that irradiated food bear the Radura symbol, either at the individual unit level or at point of sale.
Food which had undergone irradiation, but not "material change," would no longer have to bear the radura logo and companies could replace the word "irradiation" with the more consumer-friendly "pasteurized" or something else innocuous.
If the process did induce a material change, manufacturers would have to use the radura label--but it could be accompanied by text saying that the food had been "cold pasteurized," rather than "irradiated," providing the company demonstrates that irradiation kills microbes on the food as effectively as does ordinary heat pasteurization.
Food which had undergone irradiation, but not "material change" would no longer have to bear the radura logo and companies could replace the word "irradiation" with the more consumer-friendly "pasteurized" or some thing else innocuous.
Shoppers can choose to buy organic food or locally-grown food, both of which help create a better and more environmentally-friendly system As a health-conscious and conscientious customer, you can avoid irradiated foods in stores, which are marked with a flower-like radura symbol and "Treated with Irradiation.
In the United States, all electronically irradiated food, whether processed with gamma rays, electron beams or X-rays must be labeled with the international symbol for irradiation, known as the radura, along with one of several phrases acceptable to FDA and USDA, such as "Treated with Radiation" or "Treated by Irradiation.
Whether or not it's necessary, irradiated eggs will be labeled as such, marked with the radura symbol found on existing irradiated foods.
The new irradiation regulations require that irradiated products bear the familiar radura symbol.
It also announced that the irradiated meat products will have to carry the radura symbol and a statement to the effect that the product has been treated by irradiation.
USDA will require irradiated meat and meat products to bear the radura international symbol for irradiation and a statement that the product was "treated by irradiation" or "treated with irradiation.