WASHINGTON - Retailers are quickly re-assessing their use of case-ready meat treated with carbon monoxide after widespread media coverage last week created a groundswell of opposition to the practice. The reports raised the question of whether the packaging process creates a safety concern by masking the true freshness of the product. "I know guys around the country who are using a lot of [modified-air packaging] stuff, and they're a little shaken up right now," said one Midwestern meat ...

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