Meat Foods South Sioux City NE

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.

Walmart Supercenter
(402) 494-8858
1601 Cornhuskers Drive
South Sioux City, NE
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(402) 494-8850
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sam'S Club
(712) 233-3133
4201 So. York St.
Sioux City, IA
 
Walmart Supercenter
(712) 239-8901
3101 Floyd Blvd
Sioux City, IA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(712) 239-8913
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Maria's
(402) 494-9169
2205 Dakota Ave
South Sioux City, NE

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Fareway
(712) 276-1873
2328 Transit Ave
Sioux City, IA

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Walmart Supercenter
(712) 252-0210
3400 Singing Hills Blvd
Sioux City, IA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(712) 252-4905
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Cub Foods Sioux City
(712) 252-5855
1732 Hamilton Blvd
Sioux City, IA
 
Lao Asian Market
(402) 494-0487
115 W 9TH St
South Sioux City, NE

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Seoul Oriental Food Store
(402) 494-6288
1230 Dakota Ave
South Sioux City, NE

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Hong Kong Food Store
(712) 277-8712
511 W 7th St
Sioux City, IA

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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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