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Big Food Companies Still Trying to 'Nuke' Beef & Other Foods with Irradiation

  • You Want Gamma rays with That?
    Polk company puts barriers between pathogens and food
    By Kelly Griffith
    Orlando Sentinel, 3/18/07
    Straight to the Source

MULBERRY -- Omaha Steaks Co. President Bruce Simon doesn't want any dead tailgaters -- or anyone else -- haunting his conscience.

So, for more than seven years, his family-owned company has called on a Polk County business to zap its burgers with cobalt-60, a radioactive material that kills bacteria such as E. coli, which can contaminate the surface of beef during slaughter and sicken or even kill people. [...]

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