Hill Debates 'Carbon Monoxide Meat'

In the latest of a series of hearings on national food safety, Congress today examined a joint decision made by the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow meat and fish to be packaged in a modified atmosphere containing carbon monoxide. The practice, which affects the color of meat and fish products to make them look fresh indefinitely, was called "highly deceiving" by some lawmakers who believe it misleads consumers into believing that food is fresher than...Full Story
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