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    Here's an article that mentions the names of some stores where "pink slime" is or isn't added to ground beef. It appears Safeway is definitely one place NOT to buy your ground beef. Although Albertson's isn't mentioned here I'd suspect they put the vile stuff in their beef. There have been several times I bought their stuff, always the leanest most expensive grade, and have actually thrown it out because it was so gross I just couldn't eat it. Even though it was "fresh" and bright red, there was just something horribly nasty about the flavor. I would suspect pink slime is why.

    It looks like Costco is safe as well as several other stores. I'd be suspicious of H-E-B's remark there. Just because it's "100% pure" doesn't mean it's not pink slime since the AMI calls pink slime 100% beef, which, technically, it is 100% from cattle. :P

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline...ime-free-beef/

  • #2
    Great... Safeway is one of my stores. Don't shop at Costco, because bjs is closer and the closest WF is 25 - 30 miles away. Not a very comprehensive list since Acme, Shoprite, food lion and giant are the stores I have available to me.

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    • #3
      I get my beef straight from the farm, and it is never bright red. It's a rich, deep burgundy color, and it cooks to a lovely rich brown. Think the colour of the inside of a roast if you cut into it raw. I also never wind up with a bunch of liquid running around the pan, that people are trained to think is fat, but I don't think it is. I never have to drain my ground beef.

      Store bought is just... Nasty. Go to a proper butcher, you'll never go back.
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      • #4
        First of all there aren't any butchers convenient. Second I do buy grassfed, but the place I go to sells it frozen and I don't care for the flavor of their ground meat. Third I usually buy ground bison but sometimes I like hamburger. Shoprite sells kosher and halal, I wonder if that's safe.

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        • #5
          SEVENTY PERCENT of all ground beef is pink slime? WTF?

          I wonder whether any of that makes it down here to Mexico? hmmm......

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dixonge View Post
            SEVENTY PERCENT of all ground beef is pink slime? WTF?

            I wonder whether any of that makes it down here to Mexico? hmmm......
            That should be "Seventy percent of ground beef may CONTAIN "pink slime" as an addition"
            ... it's used to cut cots of product for the stores, although I bet there isn't a savings for the consumer.

            My most numerous local store "Publix" does not use "pink slime"... happy dance for those times I need to pick up something quick, as Publix is only about a mile away!

            I do get most of my meat from a real butcher though... and he uses only REAL beef for sure.
            AND if you are buying USDA Organic grade it's "slime" free too!
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            • #7
              I tend not to buy ground beef, these days. But, if I do buy ground stuff, it's grass fed, or just like previously mentioned, ground bison.
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              • #8
                In Georgia at least, Publix also sells fresh, grassfed ground beef from Whiteoak Pastures. If they don't have it in stock, you should be able to request it. It is the same farm that Whole Foods buys from, I think.

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                • #9
                  Yeah- I had some ground beef from the farm and it was not bright pink or red.

                  On another note, I think a lot of foods are treated with ammonia or bleach. I can't eat salad out anymore- it always has a bleachy aftertaste.

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                  • #10
                    So, basically the "McDonalds Chicken Nugget" treatment, but for beef...

                    Lovely!

                    Time to go order another 1/2 grass fed cow direct from the farm so as to avoid this altogether.

                    But because of BPI’s treatment of the trimmings — simmering them in low heat, separating fat and tissue using a centrifuge and spraying them with ammonia gas to kill germs — the United States Department of Agriculture says it’s safe to eat.
                    Ugh. The USDA is useless, I tell you. Freaking useless!
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                    • #11
                      I don't care for ground beast. Never have. I'll take the time to chop up a leftover roast, a fresh roast, or some other form of cow muscle meat to make what passes for ground cow in our house. The only exception to that is burgers, and that's when I buy a roast and run it through the meat grinder attachment on my stand mixer.
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                      • #12
                        H-E-B got back to me on their beef

                        Originally posted by Sunnivara View Post
                        Here's an article that mentions the names of some stores where "pink slime" is or isn't added to ground beef. It appears Safeway is definitely one place NOT to buy your ground beef. Although Albertson's isn't mentioned here I'd suspect they put the vile stuff in their beef. There have been several times I bought their stuff, always the leanest most expensive grade, and have actually thrown it out because it was so gross I just couldn't eat it. Even though it was "fresh" and bright red, there was just something horribly nasty about the flavor. I would suspect pink slime is why.

                        It looks like Costco is safe as well as several other stores. I'd be suspicious of H-E-B's remark there. Just because it's "100% pure" doesn't mean it's not pink slime since the AMI calls pink slime 100% beef, which, technically, it is 100% from cattle. :P

                        http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline...ime-free-beef/
                        ---Dear Mr. Bywaters:



                        Hello and thank you for contacting us at our H-E-B Web Site. We appreciate the time you have taken to share your feedback with us.



                        Our procurement department has informed me that this product, lean finely textured beef (LFTB), is specifically prohibited from being added to H-E-B Ground Beef. The ground beef at H-E-B is pure beef, nothing added, nothing taken away. The fresh ground beef at H-E-B is produced by JBS Swift in Cactus, TX and Sam Kane Beef in Corpus Christi, TX. Also, we do not allow the use of ammonia in any of our meats. I hope this information is helpful.



                        H-E-B is proud to serve you as our Customer and we will look forward to all future opportunities we may have to serve you. We genuinely value your comments and your business. As we strive to deliver superior Customer Service, we encourage you to continue letting us know how we can serve you better.



                        Sincerely,





                        Roberto

                        Customer Relations Specialist

                        H-E-B Grocery Company

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                        • #13
                          And the USDA is giving no indication it will force meat packers to lift the veil of secrecy any time soon
                          This from the same government that gave us the food pyramid. And this is a surprise because?
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                          • #14
                            I just spoke to someone who's son raised and slaughtered his own cow, had it butchered and frozen and NO ONE wants to take any of the meat because it was not USDA inspected and they are "afraid" of it.

                            It's not often I'm at a loss for words but I'd did tell her I'd take anything off his hands he cares to get rid of. You tend to forget how far gone things are. This is the same government that is pressuring China because they ban pork derived from hogs fed ractopamine. Bottom Line - Dispute over drug in feed limiting US meat exports instead of giving the customers what they want. Of course it's OK for US citizens.
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