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    Giant Food to Sell Irradiated Ground Beef in Baltimore-Washington Area

    LANDOVER, Md. - Giant Food, headquartered in Landover, Md., has become the first major food retailer in the Baltimore-Washington area to offer case-ready irradiated ground beef processed with SureBeam Corporation's electron beam technology.

    LANDOVER, Md. - Giant Food, headquartered in Landover, Md., has become the first major food retailer in the Baltimore-Washington area to offer case-ready irradiated ground beef processed with SureBeam Corporation's electron beam technology.

    The Ahold unit is selling two SureBeam processed fresh ground beef products -- lean ground beef (93 percent lean/7 percent fat) and ground chuck (85 percent lean/15 percent fat) packaged in case-ready trays.

    Giant Food supermarkets' entry into the market brings to over 850 the total number of stores in the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states offering SureBeam processed fresh ground beef. SureBeam is headquartered in San Diego.

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