Confusion in the Meat Aisle

Hormel Foods and Cargill are expected to begin labeling meat sold at Target stores that has been treated with carbon monoxide in order to make it look bright red and appear fresh. Essentially, the label will warn customers against trusting their eyes to assess the freshness of meat which has been doctored to appear fresh by fooling the eye. Wha? The label will read: "Color is not an accurate indicator of freshness. Refer to use or freeze by" date.