Is it safe to eat food that has been through an x-ray scanner at an airport?

Yes it is. X-ray scanners at airports for baggage inspection operate at much lower energies and thus deliver far lower doses of radiation to the foods that may pass through the machine. The doses are orders of magnitude less than those doses produced by food irradiators. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to detect any changes in foods that have passed through typical low dose machines manufactured by Rapiscan Systems, Inc.

Rapiscan Systems' USA GSA Contract number is GS-07F-9429G

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