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Consumer Reports finds irradiated meat not completely bacteria-free. (News Briefs).

A study by Consumer Reports magazine analyzed more than 500 packages of irradiated and nonirradiated meat purchased at supermarkets in 60 cities in eight states and found that levels of bacteria were significantly reduced in the irradiated meat, but not eliminated entirely. The American Meat Institute (AMI) said the Consumer Reports article "does a serious disservice to consumers on an important topic of food safety. By repeating inaccurate assertions about residual bacteria in irradiated products and basing its recommendations about the wholesomeness of irradiated ground beef and chicken on suspect, unscientific data, the story paints a false and misleading picture of food irradiation."
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Publication:Food & Drink Weekly
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Jul 14, 2003
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