USDA Schedules Public Meeting on AMI Petition to Use Low Dose Irradiation as Beef Processing Aid

Friday, August 22, 2008

 

Source of Article: http://www.meatami.com/ht/display/ArticleDetails/i/41450

(American Meat Institute)

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has scheduled a public meeting on what action it should take with respect to a petition from the American Meat Institute which requests that FSIS recognize the use of low penetration and low dose electron beam irradiation on the surface of chilled beef carcasses as a processing aid.  The petition was submitted in 2005.  The meeting will be held September 18, 2008, at a "to be announced" location.

Individuals interested in attending the meeting are required to register at
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/news_&_events/reg_irradiation_091808/index.asp.

The July 8, 2005, petition, titled "Citizens Petition To Recognize the Use of E-Beam on Carcasses as a Processing Aid," filed by the American Meat Institute is posted at
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/PDF/Petition_Carcass_Surface_Irrad.pdf.

The agenda for the September 18, 2008, FSIS "Low Dose Irradiation in Beef" meeting is posted at
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/news_&_events/agenda_irradiation_091808/index.asp.

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