HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Amid food safety concerns, K-State professor believes consumers ready for irradiated meat products

proved for irradiating meat. One involves exposing the product to a beam of electrons that destroy the bacteria, while the second involves exposing the product to radioactive cobalt, which emits gamma rays that penetrate the product in the same manner an X-ray would, to kill pathogens.

While stores are currently offering consumers a choice between ground beef processed by the traditional method or irradiated ground beef, Fox envisions a point where just irradiated meats are the norm rather than the exception.

"It think we will get to the point where it's essentially all irradiated products," Fox said. "If you look at milk, it's very difficult to find unpasteurized milk in the store. I think certainly 20 years from now we will look back at the fact that we were consuming non-irradiated ground beef and being somewhat amazed that we were doing that."

Unfortunately, Fox said, the process is not free and adds approximately 6 to 10 cents per pound to the processing cost. That additional cost will ultimately be passed on to consumers. But he believes consumers will be willing to pay extra for a safer product. Ultimately, Fox said the pace at which we see the share of irradiated beef growing in the market will depend on consumer demand.

Although irradiation adds an extra layer of defense against foodborne pathogens, Fox cautions that appropriate food handling techniques should still be followed.

"It's important to realize that the product will spoil," Fox said. "It is not sterile and should be handled in exactly the same way you would a regular product."


'"/>

Contact: John A. (Sean) Fox
jafox@k-state.edu
785-532-4446
Kansas State University
31-Oct-2002


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Major review of subway systems suggests potential for significant health and safety hazards
2. Hormone therapy controversy raises drug safety issues
3. Article highlights confusion about Homeland Security safety symbols
4. New findings on patient safety at childrens hospitals
5. Data protection rules may risk patient safety on wards
6. First-ever safety study of medical cannabis use in Canada launched
7. FDA tried to discredit whistleblower over drug safety claims
8. Study clarifies impact of age on safety of warfarin treatment for atrial fibrillation
9. Study of cancer trials finds significant safety improvement
10. Screening for virus RNA could increase safety of organ & tissue transplantation
11. Study questions safety of heart procedures at hospitals without cardiac surgery programs

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... Serenity Recovery, ... another video highlighting one of the many supplemental program options offered at their ... a 5 th Degree Black Belt in the Shorin-ryu style of Karate that ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... The Horizon Foundation for ... pilot initiative to improve oral health-related awareness, education, prevention and treatment for young ... providers and promote best practices in 10 New Jersey counties where dental health ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... New studies published today by the ... states. The outcomes examined in these studies include recovery of physical health and ... medical care. , “The goal of the studies is to provide information about ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... Cheryl Bowker of Bowker ... bestow: the Dick McKenna Good Hands Legacy Award. McKenna ran one of Allstate’s most ... continues to inspire all those who knew him. The award named for him is ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... ... Casa Velas, an adults-only boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, introduces a ... wellness suites . The two 1,350 sq. ft. suites which debuted in late 2015 ... amenities, from a custom soap selection and in-suite exercise kit to a personal wellness ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/23/2016)... May 23, 2016 According ... Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to 2022 ... Other), by Application (Drug Discovery and Development, Proteomics, ... (Pharmaceuticals, Life Science and Biotechnology, Academic and Research ... Research, the global mass spectrometry market ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... -- The World Health Organization (WHO) expanded the Intended Use ... aged 13 years, and above. Effective immediately, the PrePex device, ... adolescent males in the 14 priority countries in Southern and ... male circumcision device to receive WHO Prequalification on 31 May ... said: " The expanded use of PrePex for ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... UAE, May 23, 2016 Experts ... of Precision Medicine and the role of technology ...   The First International Conference of VPS-Penn Medicine ... distinguished patronage and presence of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al ... in Precision Medicine, which helps provide personalized medicine and tailor-made ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: