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History of Irradiation
Links to Irradiation Sites



Many prominent health-related and scientific organizations have agreed that food irradiation is an effective tool for enhancing food safety. Trade groups such as the American Meat Institute, the Grocery Manufacturers of America, and the National Food Processors Association also support treatment.

In addition, over 40 countries, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, China, India, and Russia, have approved cold pasteurization for various types of food.

In an effort to educate and inform you, the consumer, SADEX Corporation has built a comprehensive list of the organizations that support treatment (updated as of 12/2005):

  • American Dietetic Association
  • American Council on Science and Health
  • American Feed Industry Association
  • American Farm Bureau Federation
  • American Health Association
  • American Meat Institute
  • American Medical Association
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Apple Processors Association
  • Chocolate Manufacturers Association
  • Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
  • Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Food Distributors International
  • Grocery Manufacturers of America
  • Health Physics Society
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • International Food Information Council
  • Institute of Food Technologists
  • Miller's National Federation
  • Minnesota Beef Council
  • National Cattleman's Beef Association
  • National Confectioners' Association
  • National Fisheries Institute
  • National Food Processors Association
  • National Meat Association
  • National Pork Producers Council
  • National Turkey Federation
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Produce Marketing Association
  • United Egg Producers
  • United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association
  • United Nations Food and Agriculture
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Western Growers Association
  • World Health Organization

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