CAC Wants Government To Properly Promote Irradiation Of Chickens

Consumers Association of Canada member Bruce Cran is pushing for Ottawa to promote the irradiation of chickens, saying the federal government has done an “incompetent job” of informing Canadians that irradiation is safe.

President of the Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council Robin Horel says members support irradiation, but are concerned about what the consumer response would be.

Earlier this year, the federal government approved the sale of ground beef treated with radiant energy similar to X-rays to reduce the risk of illnesses caused by E. coli and salmonella.