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Nomination Summary for Irradiated foods (N20347)

Nominated Substances: No Specific Substances or Agents are Selected for this Nomination

Nomination Date: 06/03/2003

Nominator: Private Individual

Rationale: Irradiated foods are approved by the FDA but controversy continues over their safety, particularly with the recent approval for use in the USDA school lunch program. Toxicology data are extensive but new studies on unique radiolytic products (URPs) raises additional concerns.

NTP Principles: not specified