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Unformatted text preview: the world. But what we can do is have more effective programs for monitoring the production and processing of food. However insufficient personnel and inadequate budgetary support have limited inspections of food producers and processors by. Safer food will come only when the federal government commits the resources needed to achieve it. And another option that would be even more effective is adopting technology that is already out there, routine irradiation of the final commercial product. Research has shown that irradiation kills pathogens or markedly reduces pathogen counts without impairing the nutritional value of food or making it toxic, carcinogenic, or radioactive. Dennis G. Maki, M.D. “Coming to Grips with Foodborne Infection — Peanut Butter, Peppers, and Nationwide Salmonella Outbreaks” New England Journal of Medicine. 2009. http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/360/10/949...
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This note was uploaded on 07/30/2009 for the course HEALTH SYS 1501 taught by Professor Sweeney during the Spring '09 term at Texas A&M.
- Spring '09