22 January 2001
Irradiated food label warning

By FWi staff

CONSUMERS could be buying irradiated food under a different name, a consumer group has warned.

The food — which is sterilised using radioactive material — may be labelled electronically pasteurised said the Food Commission.

Consumer groups fear irradiated food could encourage poor hygiene and reduce nutritional value, reports The Independent.

  • The Independent 22 January 2001 page 4