CHICAGO MAY BAN CARBON MONOXIDE MEAT PACKAGING

CHICAGO - Chicago supermarkets would be banned from selling meat that has undergone modified-atmosphere packaging, which uses carbon monoxide, under an ordinance proposed here."Every consumer should have the right to inspect a product for themselves and decide whether they wish to buy it based on the true appearance of its freshness," said Edward M. Burke, the Chicago alderman who sponsored the ordinance,

CHICAGO - Chicago supermarkets would be banned from selling meat that has undergone modified-atmosphere packaging, which uses carbon monoxide, under an ordinance proposed here.

"Every consumer should have the right to inspect a product for themselves and decide whether they wish to buy it based on the true appearance of its freshness," said Edward M. Burke, the Chicago alderman who sponsored the ordinance, in a statement.

Burke contends that CO MAP can mask spoilage and theref

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