Neil Mermelstein

Neil H. Mermelstein

The first commercial packages of irradiated beef hit the retail consumer market in May 2000. The frozen beef patties were manufactured and marketed by Huisken Meats, Chandler, Minn., and irradiated by electron-beam (e-beam) irradiation—as opposed to gamma irradiation from cobalt-60—by the SureBeam Corp., Sioux City, Iowa, a wholly owned subsidiary of Titan Corp., San Diego, Calif.Tree-ripened papaya pasteurized in Hawaii by e-beam irradiation, will be commercially available in the mainland U.S. for the first time this month.

The irradiated patties are being sold under the brand names Huisken™ and Taste Club™. The front of the package, shown…

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Neil Mermelstein