Irradiation of Produce Imports: Small Inroads, Big Obstacles

Fruit and vegetable imports to the U.S. have been growing, but fumigation, 25 the main treatment for quarantine pests on fruit and vegetables, faces an uncertain regulatory climate.Irradiation can act as an alternative treatment for foodborne pests, but it requires labeling and large investments in facilities. Though some consumers remain wary of the process, irradiated specialty products have gained a foothold where few alternative treatments are available.


Issue Date:
2011
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/121097
Published in:
Amber Waves
Page range:
24-31
Total Pages:
8




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