FDA Says Lettuce, Spinach Can Be Irradiated
The Food Drug Administration has rebuffed consumer groups, stating that lettuce and spinach may be irradiated to eliminate pathogens and extend shelf life. Consumer groups Center for Food Safety and Food & Water Watch sought to revoke or delay the rule, but the FDA said their objections don’t raise issues of fact and turned down the request.
But whether any company will choose to do so remains to be seen, even though the process was first allowed in August 2008.
Scott Horsfall, chief...