Food Safety Inspection Service September 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Irradiation as a Processing Aid
Document Number: E8-20653
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety Inspection Service, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing that it has received a petition from the American Meat Institute (AMI) to recognize the use of low penetration and low dose electron beam irradiation on the surface of chilled beef carcasses as a processing aid. Based on its consideration of the data and information contained in the petition, FSIS believes that the petition has merit. FSIS will hold a public meeting on September 18, 2008, to review the information contained in the petition and to receive public comments on what action it should take with respect to the petition. A copy of the petition is available on the FSIS Web site.
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