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irradiating

(ĭ-rā′dē-āt″ĭng)
Diverging or spreading out from a common center.
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A FSAI spokeswoman said: "Irradiating is safe but this is just to ensure the noodles are correctly labelled.
In the United States, three types of ionizing radiation have been approved for irradiating food: gamma rays, high energy electrons, which are sometimes referred to as electron beams (or e-beams), and X-rays.
But the growing practice of irradiating ground beef to eliminate harmful pathogens has cropped up as one big, hot controversy pitting consumer groups against the meat industry and science over the safety of irradiation, and resulting in mass confusion among consumers.
This research involved irradiating extra-cellular DNA plasmid in solution.
To the dismay of consumer groups that regard irradiating food as dangerous and under-researched, three provisions in the Farm Security and Investment Act of 2002 would open the door to changing rules that require labels to say "treated with radiation" or "treated by radiation."
After last fall's anthrax attacks, the postal service began irradiating government mail.
The intermediate storage facility for irradiating fuel resulting from these modifications is designed to operate up to 40 years and could remain in operation after decommissioning and dismantling of the existing plant...JJ:(HB)
"People are just beginning to understand the seriousness of food-borne illness, caused by bacteria and bacterial by-products, which has recently renewed the interest in irradiating foods," asserted George Pauli, Ph.D., Director of the Division of Product Policy, U.S.
In contrast, the FDA has determined that the process of irradiating food is safe and effective in decreasing or eliminating harmful bacteria and has approved irradiation of a variety of foods including meat, poultry, fresh fruits and vegetables.
Kath Dalmeny, of the Food Commission, which publishes the magazine, said: 'Good food doesn't need irradiating.
Lobb advocates irradiating the chicken once it is packaged, since repackaging can lead to recontamination.