Meat Foods Boston MA

The FDA has deemed irradiation a safe way to sterilize food, and most mainstream experts agree. But several studies do suggest that the compounds produced when fats are irradiated could contribute to the development of cancer. So if the school cafeterias serve irradiated meat, you'd better read on for more information.

Stop & Shop
(617) 232-3572
1620 Tremont Street
Boston, MA
Store Hours
Mon:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Tue:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Wed:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Thu:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Fri:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Sat:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Sun:7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Target
(617) 776-4036
180 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Super Stop & Shop
(617) 666-1024
779 Mcgrath Highway
Somerville, MA
Store Hours
Mon:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Tue:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Wed:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Thu:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Fri:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Sat:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Sun:6:00 a.m.-Midnight

Super Stop & Shop
(617) 541-4700
1100 Massachusetts Avenue
Dorchester, MA
Store Hours
Mon:7:00 a.m.-Midnight Tue:Open 24 Hours Wed:Open 24 Hours Thu:Open 24 Hours Fri:Open 24 Hours Sat:7:00 a.m.-Midnight Sun:7:00 a.m.-Midnight

Super Stop & Shop
(617) 328-4477
65 Newport Avenue
Quincy, MA
Store Hours
Mon:Open 24 Hours Tue:Open 24 Hours Wed:Open 24 Hours Thu:Open 24 Hours Fri:Open 24 Hours Sat:7:00 a.m.-Midnight Sun:7:00 a.m.-Midnight

Target
(617) 602-1921
7 Allstate Rd
Dorchester, MA
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Super Stop & Shop
(617) 779-9116
60 Everett Street
Allston, MA
Store Hours
Mon:7:00 a.m.-Midnight Tue:7:00 a.m.-Midnight Wed:7:00 a.m.-Midnight Thu:7:00 a.m.-Midnight Fri:7:00 a.m.-Midnight Sat:7:00 a.m.-Midnight Sun:7:00 a.m.-Midnight

Super Stop & Shop
(617) 427-6752
460 Blue Hill Avenue
Roxbury, MA
Store Hours
Mon:7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Tue:7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Wed:7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Thu:7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Fri:7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Sat:7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Sun:7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Stop & Shop
(617) 566-4559
155 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA
Store Hours
Mon:7:00 a.m.-Midnight Tue:7:00 a.m.-Midnight Wed:7:00 a.m.-Midnight Thu:7:00 a.m.-Midnight Fri:7:00 a.m.-Midnight Sat:7:00 a.m.-Midnight Sun:7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Target
(617) 420-0000
1 Mystic View Rd
Everett, MA
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Irradiated Meat for Kids

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Q
I’ve read that school cafeterias can serve irradiated meat. Should I be concerned?

A If you belong to the better-safe-than-sorry school of thought, then yes. Granted, the FDA has deemed irradiation a safe way to sterilize food, and most mainstream experts agree. But several studies do suggest that the compounds produced when fats are irradiated could contribute to the development of cancer.

According to Michael Greger, a Boston-based physician, this research shows that irradiation can produce profound chemical changes in meat, including some that can cause chromosomal damage. “There’s concern that this genetic damage may initiate or promote tumor growth,” he says. And while irradiation won’t make foods radioactive, it can sometimes deplete their vitamin content.

The best way to find out if your kid is chowing down on irradiated foods is to ask an administrator in your school district. While grocery stores must flag irradiated meat with the flowerlike international symbol for irradiation, restaurants and schools don’t have to inform consumers. To ensure that irradiated meats aren’t served to your children, your best bet may be to get the school board to pass a resolution banning them, as has happened in several school districts.

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