Zapping Your Salad To Help Reduce The Risk Of Bacteria - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/22/08

Zapping Your Salad To Help Reduce The Risk Of Bacteria

In the future, your salad may have a zap of radiation before it reaches your plate.  Irradiating meat as a method to kill e-coli bacteria has been done for years.

Now, the FDA says that the technology has improved enough to extend the practice to certain leafy greens like spinach and iceberg lettuce. Even so, experts say growers will still have to follow the same sanitation practices and consumers will still need to rinse before eating.

Irradiating is just another attempt at keeping veggies bacteria-free. Experts say there is no residue or radioactivity left on the vegetable after radiation.  

 

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