TRADE GROUP OPPOSES MODIFIED-AIR LABELING

WASHINGTON - The American Meat Institute opposes labeling meats that have undergone modified atmosphere packaging using carbon monoxide, the trade group said last week, in the wake of a controversy surrounding the system.The process, CO MAP, uses a combination of gases to displace oxygen in meat packaging to slow oxidation and help meat maintain its red color for weeks.Opponents contend the process

WASHINGTON - The American Meat Institute opposes labeling meats that have undergone modified atmosphere packaging using carbon monoxide, the trade group said last week, in the wake of a controversy surrounding the system.

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