What's New in Food Irradiation
Three Electron Beam facilities under construction.
An irradiation facility using e-beam technology (see How Irradiation Works) in Sioux City Iowa has been treating frozen beef since May of 2000.
An X-ray facility on the big island of Hawaii treats high quality papaya and other tropical fruit for insect disinfestation prior to shipment to the mainland.
An X-ray facility under construction in Russellville, Arkansas adjacent to Zero Mountains cold storage facility. Zero Mountain provides cold storage facilities for more than 30 clients including some of the largest international exporters of poultry and beef. This facility will be used to pasteurize poultry and meat products.