food irradiation info
Hello folks, I have some info that is a work in progress on food
irradiation. If any of you have any info, please do!
headquartered in Fremont, CA
11 locations currently operating within the domestic US.
Current Irradiation Plant Locations
?Fort Worth, Texas (?2 plants?)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Haw River, North Carolina (formerly Radiation Technologies)
Rockway, New Jersey
Salem New Jersey (formerly Radiation Technologies)
Of the above facilities only four facilities are for alternative markets,
i.e. food irradiation
1) Tustin, CA (mechanically equipped to process fresh fruits and
vegetables, currently it
processes several metric tons per week of fresh produce)
2) Rockaway, NJ
3) Salem, NJ
4) Schaumburg, IL.
Food Technology Service of Florida
?what city, Florida?
?mechanically equipped to process fresh fruits and vegetables, currently
several metric tons per week of fresh produce?
Pacific Northwest Laboratory
forming a new spinoff company
Purpose: to commercialize food irradiation technology,
investors and joint venture partners are sought.
no one is irradiating pork in the United States
?headquartered Whippany, New Jersey?
?how many sites and where?
?how many sites involed in food irradiation?
?company is building it's first all food irradiation plant in California?
(source 1995 article)
Locations that sell irradiated products
Carrot top supermarkets, Chicago
James Corrigan President,
plus around 30 produce stores selling irradiated Hawaiian produce in
season in Illinois and
Indiana and elsewhere in the mid-west.
?Any names of stores?
Accelerator Technology Corporation,
Research & development company
designing electron beam irradiation systems.
USDA SBIR grant to develop a low energy ebeam system for treatment of
patties which will be integrated directly onto the existing processing
lines of a typical
hamburger processing plant. One accelerator can treat up to 12 processing
lines at a time.
It can treat any product up to ~1/2" in depth.
Gray Star Inc.
Mt Arlington, N.J.
?Does Gray Star have any plants that are currently involved in food
The agriculture department signed a Cooperative Research and Development
(CRADA) to evaluate their irradiator for killing foodborne pathogens like
E. coli 0157:H7
on meat poultry and other agricultural products (Feb 12, 1997)
? Are there other food irradiating companies out there?