Food Irradiation


GROUND BEEF: IT'S WHAT'S FOR DINNER! The beef industry takes food safety seriously. A wide variety of food safety interventions are used in processing plants to eliminate the risk of foodborne illness caused by E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella and other pathogens including non-O157-H7 serotypes. Visionary companies such as Omaha Steaks, Schwan's and Wegman's Markets market irradiated ground beef. All raw ground beef sold by Omaha Steaks and Schwan's has been irradiated for food safety since irradiation of red meat was approved by USDA in 2000. Wegman's proudly offers irradiated ground beef as a choice to their customers wanting an additional level of food safety. Learn more about irradiated ground beef at the following websites.

SCHWAN'S: Schwan's® burgers are thicker and juicier than ever before. Schwan's new vacuum sealed packaging seals two burgers that are individually frozen and can go from freezer to grill. Schwan's proudly uses USDA/FDA approved irradiation to make all their uncooked ground beef as safe as it can be for your safety.

WEGMANS MARKETS: Wegman's has offered quality meats since 1916. All Wegman's beef is U.S. inspected and passed by Department of Agriculture. Several Wegman's ground beef offerings are irradiated for food safety. USDA/FDA-approved irradiation is used to reduce harmful bacteria like E. coli. Now juicy, great-tasting burgers can be yours! Remember, your satisfaction is always guaranteed with Wegmans brand products. The Wegmans Family.

OMAHA STEAKS: Omaha Steaks proudly uses USDA/FDA approved irradiation to make their uncooked ground beef as safe as it can be. At Omaha Steak irradiates all of their burgers and bulk ground beef. In addition, all the ground beef used in both Omaha Steak's meatloaf and Meat Lover’s Lasagna also is irradiated. Omaha Steaks manufactures all their own ground beef using their own steak trimmings and all of it is irradiated. Omaha Steaks currently offesr a variety of different sized burgers and just recently expanded the line of burgers to include a brisket burger, which also is irradiated.

In terms of sales volume, Omaha Steaks sells a tremendous number of burgers and burger sales increase every year. Omaha Steaks officials believe that there is a two-fold reason for continuing sales growth:
1) In terms of food safety, Omaha Steak burgers are the safest.
2) Omaha Steaks burgers taste great.
Omaha Steaks currently has 80 retail stores in 29 states. Their mail order business is nationwide and they can ship to Alaska and Hawaii.

You can order Omaha Steaks ground beef online for home or office delivery and at one of a rapidly growing number of retail stores. Learn more at:




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