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Is carbon monoxide vegan?

Carbon monoxide is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is highly toxic to humans and animals. While it may seem counterintuitive, carbon monoxide is actually used as an ingredient in some food processing methods, such as meat packaging. This is because the gas binds with myoglobin in meat, creating a bright red color that is visually appealing to consumers. However, there are concerns about the safety of using carbon monoxide in this manner, as it can mask spoilage and potentially put consumers at risk. It is important for food manufacturers to carefully consider the potential risks and benefits before incorporating carbon monoxide into their processes.

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