Which is which? The hamburger made from ground beef containing what is derisively referred to as “pink slime,” or what the meat industry calls “lean, finely textured beef,” is on the right. The other one is pure 85% lean ground beef. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
In this undated image released by Beef Products Inc., boneless lean beef trimmings are shown before packaging (aka “pink slime”). (AP Photo/Beef Products Inc.)
You’ve heard about the “pink slime,” right? It’s that meat filler made from slaughterhouse scraps that is treated with ammonia. (Yum!) Last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced plans to buy 7 million pounds of it. A federal microbiologist nicknamed the filler “pink slime.”
The Daily, the iPad newspaper from News Corp., has figured out which stores sell ground meat that contains pink slime.
According to The Daily, these are among the stores that say they do not sell meat with pink slime:
- Whole Foods
- Price Chopper
These are among the stores that do not sell pink slime in store-ground meat, but sell pre-packaged ground beef from suppliers that may contain pink slime:
- Food Lion
- Fred Meyer
These are among the stores that sell store-ground meat with pink slime, according to The Daily:
- Stop & Shop
- Zaycon Foods
School districts nationwide will be able to opt out of serving “pink slime,” after the USDA announced March 15 that beginning next fall, schools involved in the national school lunch program will have the option of avoiding the product.
March 19, 2012 at 11:54 am by