We're aware that the Food & Drug Administration has approved a petition to allow producers to irradiate spinach and iceberg lettuce.
All Earthbound Farm products are certified organic in accordance with the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) standards, which specifically prohibit the use of irradiation. Our commitment to organic production methods and principles is part of the foundation of Earthbound Farm, and we strongly support the NOP's carefully developed organic standards.
At the same time, food safety and public health are also a top priority for us. To that end, we've implemented an extremely robust, multi-hurdle preventative approach to food safety that identifies and addresses potential risks all the way from ranch selection to finished product testing. Our program is designed to maximize product safety without utilizing protocols whose long-term effects are unknown.