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Policy Comments

March 6th, 2009
CFS Opposes Appointment of Dr. Michael Osterholm, food irradiation proponent, as USDA Undersecretary for Food Safety
October 8th, 2008
CFS Opposes Proposed Low Dose Irradiation of Whole Beef Carcasses as a 'Processing Aid'
August 21st, 2008
CFS condemns FDA approval of irradiation of spinach and lettuce as a false solution to the unsanitary practices of industrial agriculture
July 3rd, 2007
CFS comments to FDA opposing the agency's proposed changes to labeling of irradiated foods. More than 28,000 consumers send comments to FDA.
September 12th, 2005
Comments to FDA from CFS and Public Citizen requesting a stay of action and formal public hearing on FDA's approval of the irradiation of molluskan shellfish
January 26th, 2005
CFS and Public Citizen Comment to FDA Regarding Inadequate Information in Five Food Additive Petitions for Irradiation.
December 8th, 2004
CFS and Public Citizen Comment to FDA Regarding New Findings on the Risks of Food Irradiation and Asking for Response to Petition.
July 8th, 2003
CFS and Public Citizen Comment to FDA Concerning New Findings on the Risks of Food Irradiation.
April 9th, 2003
CFS Comments in Opposition to USDA's Proposal to Allow Irradiated Ground Beef in School Cafeterias.
April 7th, 2003
CFS Comments to FDA in Opposition to Five Petitions that Would Allow Irradiation of a Greatly Increased Portion of the Food Supply.
February 26th, 2003
CFS Comments to FDA Concerning New Studies about Cancer and Genetic Damage Risks Associated with Irradiated Foods
December 18th, 2002
CFS asks USDA to keep irradiated food out of school lunch program
August 21st, 2001
Comments to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to request a formal investigation of the misuse of the words 'pasteurized' and 'pasteurization' to describe irrdiated food products
May 14th, 2001
Comments to FDA opposing the use of ionizing radiation for pre-processed meat and poultry; both raw and pre-processed vegetables, fruits and other agricultural products of plant origin; and certain multi-ingredient food products
May 14th, 2001
Letter to Chairman of Codex Alimentarius Commission opposing revisions to the Codex standards for irradiation
July 25th, 2000
Letter to USDA-APHIS opposing irradiation of imported fruit and vegetable commodities