Perhaps you are like most people when it comes to thinking about things in this world that get x-rayed. For most people, the idea of using an x-ray machine goes no further than a medical setting. People get x-rays every day for injuries, dental work, and other medical reasons. If you have ever had an injury that required the doctors to order an x-ray on a part of your body, you were likely required in the x-ray room to wear a special vest or blanket to shield you from the potential harm of the x-ray machine. We know that some x-rays can damage DNA in the human body, so the utmost protection must be given to every patient who needs one. What if you were told that some of the very food you are eating is being
You stop into the local convenient store during your lunch hour and know you’re not going to be getting a home cooked meal. But you still want to be able to grab something fresh and delicious. After looking around for a few minutes, you find that you are surprised by how many things on the shelf actually look like they just might be pretty appetizing. So, you grab a sandwich and a soft drink and add them to your points calendar. When you open your sandwich to eat it, you are pleasantly surprised at how fresh it is. What you may not realize is that the freshness of your sandwich has a great deal to do with the food sealing machines that sealed not only your sandwich but most of the food in the store. Over the last 100 years, the food service industry has taken enormous strides in keeping food safe.