GMA issues white paper on food irradiation

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By Janie Gabbett on 2/25/2009

Food treated with irradiation is generally as nutritious as or more nutritious than the same food treated by conventional processes such as cooking, drying or freezing, according to a new white paper issued by the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

The paper, titled, "Food Irradiation: A guide for consumers, policymakers and the media," can be accessed here.

Discussions about wider use of irradiation as a food safety precaution have increased since the recent salmonella outbreak from tainted peanuts. Consumer acceptance has long been an obstacle for the intervention.


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