Meat Foods Missoula MT

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.

Tidymans Missoula
(406) 728-4990
2501 Brooks
Missoula, MT
 
Walmart Supercenter
(406) 829-8489
3555 Mullan Road
Missoula, MT
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(406) 829-8532
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Costco
(406) 543-6445
3220 Northern Pacific Avenue
Missoula, MT
 
Bi-Lo Food
(406) 543-8143
704 Sw Higgins
Missoula, MT
 
Orange Street Food Farm
(406) 543-3188
701 S Orange St
Missoula, MT

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Safeway
(406) 251-3311
3801 S. Reserve St.
Missoula, MT
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Olive bar,wi-fi
Store Hours
Open 24 Hours
Pharmacy #
406-251-8663
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 11:00AM-6:00PM

Target
(406) 543-4000
2420 N Reserve St
Missoula, MT
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Safeway
(406) 721-2549
800 West Broadway
Missoula, MT
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood
Store Hours
5:00AM-1:00AM
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 11:00AM-6:00PM

Walmart
(406) 251-6060
4000 Hwy 93 South
Missoula, MT
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(406) 251-6066
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Dede's World Foods
(406) 830-3333
1540 W Broadway St
Missoula, MT

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Irradiated Meat for Kids

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Don’t Expose Your Meat
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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