Meeting Scheduled for Use of Low Dose Irradiation

US - 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.
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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. This can be done so by clicking here.

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 in the FSIS website.

The agenda for the September 18, 2008, FSIS "Low Dose Irradiation in Beef" meeting can be found here.

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