Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Target seeks label change for red meat products

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Target wants to install new warning labels on meat products in its stores, according to requests from the retailer this week.

The country's second-largest discounter wants to inform customers that much of the packaged red meat in the grocery sections of its stores in fact do use the poisonous chemical carbon monoxide to keep that meat looking red and fresh.

Just like to toxic chemical sodium nitrite, carbon monoxide should be banned from all meat products sold anywhere in the U.S. But, the uninformed consumer would rather see that red meat rather than what is really is, which is dead, gray-colored meat. At least Target is making an effort here to educate its own customers. Kudos.

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