Carcass Irradiation May Be Important Processing Aid In Enhancing Beef Safety

October 2, 2009 American Meat Institute

A recent USDA public meeting was held to solicit opinion on an AMI petition to allow Low-dose electron beam irradiation in beef plants. AMI petitioned for approval for use of this technology on the carcass surface only, which is largely used in ground beef manufacture where it constitutes about 5 percent of the ground beef blend.