Radura – the Deceptive Food Irradiation Symbol
Does this symbol look “green” and safe to you?
Well, it’s neither of these things. Foods marked with this symbol have been irradiated and are not suitable for consumption, despite anything you may hear.
According to current FDA regulations, any food used as an ingredient in another food does NOT have to be labeled as irradiated. For example, if you buy coleslaw, and the cabbage in the coleslaw has been irradiated, there is no requirement that the coleslaw carry any labeling indicating it has been irradiated.
However, if raw cabbage is irradiated, then current FDA regulations do require it to carry an irradiation label.
As always, buying fresh whole foods is your best defense against all this crap they’re trying to feed us.