General Consumer Information
Although the process of irradiation eliminates many pathogenic organisms from meats and poultry, these products still must be handled properly to ensure food safety. This publication explains the steps consumers should follow to ensure a safe product.
This publication explains the concept and process of food irradiation in plain language, and explores how irradiation is done, why it is done, how to identify irradiated products, what irradiation changes, and who might benefit the most from using irradiated food.
Your electricity was off overnight—again! Should you keep or throw away that container of cottage cheese in the refrigerator? Let this publication be your guide. Tips on monitoring cold-storage temperatures are here, along with the latest information on when to refreeze, cook, or discard once-frozen items.
Food can be a source of great pleasure, but it also can be dangerous if it is not prepared correctly.