Published on the Packaging World Web site
| August 23, 2005
Storm brews in U.S. over modified atmosphere meat packaging...
growing use of carbon monoxide as a "pigment fixative" is alarming consumer advocates who say it is deceptive and robs consumers of the ability to detect spoiled meat.
Critics are challenging the Food and Drug Administration and the nation's meat industry, saying the agency violated its own rules by allowing the practice without an evaluation of consumer safety. "We feel it's a huge consumer right-to-know issue," said Donna Rosenbaum of Safe Tables Our Priority, an advocacy group in Burlington, Vt. Editor's note: We have watched this item (a tiny mention months ago) explode as it is picked up and carried in local papers across the nation. As GPM went to press, Kroger announces they will stop MAP packaging of meat.
Source: the Witchita Eagle
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