Does radiation from the shipping company or from x-ray scanners kill the probiotic or affect any BioTrust product?Updated a year ago
No, the product is not affected. As far as the question regarding Pro-X10, packages shipped within the United States and Canada should not be subject to x-ray/radiation. Depending on local customs, there's a possibility that incoming packages may be scanned as a precautionary measure.
The FDA provides the following information regarding X-ray exposure at the airport:
There are no known adverse effects from eating food, drinking beverages, using medicine, or applying cosmetics that have been irradiated by a cabinet X-ray system used for security screening. The radiation dose typically received by objects scanned by a cabinet x-ray system is 1 millirad or less. The average dose rate from background radiation is 360 millirad per year. The minimum dose used in food irradiation for food preservation or destruction of parasites or pathogens is 30,000 rad.
For more detailed information on radiation used for food inspection or food treatment, see Title 21 CFR 179, www.FoodSafety.gov, contact FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Nutrition, or contact the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service.
Furthermore, the UK Food Standards agency agrees.