The Sure Remedy Few Seem To Want

The Sure Remedy Few Seem To Want

John Harrington

DTN

The U.S. beef industry is renewing its push to get the U.S. Agriculture Department to act on a years-old request to use irradiation on beef carcasses to kill harmful pathogens such as E.coli bacteria.

On the sidelines of the Worldwide Food Expo here, meat industry officials said on Tuesday that irradiating beef carcasses would be an important tool to lessen contamination. But they also said it would still be one of several steps in the prevention process.

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