Company Urges Congress to Ban Carbon Monoxide Packaging

WASHINGTON A producer of natural food extracts that objected to carbon monoxide packaging of fresh meat earlier this year is urging Congress to ban the system, a form of modified-atmosphere packaging that helps meat maintain its red color. Kalsec's call for congressional action followed the company's petition last month, to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture,

WASHINGTON — A producer of natural food extracts that objected to carbon monoxide packaging of fresh meat earlier this year is urging Congress to ban the system, a form of modified-atmosphere packaging that helps meat maintain its red color.

Kalsec's call for congressional action followed the company's petition last month, to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture, asking that the federal agencies use their authorities to put a stop to the prac

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