WOOSTER, Ohio — Irradiation, a somewhat controversial technology that kills bacteria in uncooked foods, could virtually eliminate the problems swirling around E. coli 0157:H7 contamination, a former retail executive told SN. No more recalls, no more cumbersome tracebacks, no more contaminated ground beef. No more people getting sick from eating tainted hamburgers. Not if ground beef were irradiated. “We offered it [irradiated ground beef] nine or 10 years ago, when I was at Clemens, and it ...

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