Carbon Monoxide Meat Treatment Facing Scrutiny Again

The leaders of two Congressional committees have asked Pleasanton, Calif.-based Safeway to defend the practice of selling meat treated with carbon monoxide, a gas that retards spoilage and causes meat to appear fresher longer.

WASHINGTON — The leaders of two Congressional committees have asked Pleasanton, Calif.-based Safeway to defend the practice of selling meat treated with carbon monoxide, a gas that retards spoilage and causes meat to appear fresher longer. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations sent letters to Safeway, as wells as Tyson Foods, Pactiv Corp. and Precept

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