WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a proposal to change the way irradiated food is labeled. The measure, if passed, would allow manufacturers to petition the agency to use alternate terms for irradiation — such as pasteurization — or dispense with a label entirely, if the irradiation process causes no “material change” to the nutritional or functional properties of the food. The FDA, as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, have long approved of the process ...
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