Rep. Rosa DeLauro(D-CT) plans to introduce legislation to ban the use of carbon monoxide (CO) in the packaging of meat. The FDA allows use of CO for meat packaging, which recent Texas Tech University and University of Georgia research shows prevents the growth of pathogenic bacteria.

Melvin Hunt, Kansas State University, says the “effort to discredit the science that went into it — and efforts to discredit the federal agency that reviewed it three times — is scientifically inaccurate and unfortunate.”