24 Mar '12, 12am

Safeway and Albertson's stop selling meat made with pink slime - Walmart is considering it via @Care2

Safeway and Albertson's stop selling meat made with pink slime - Walmart is considering it via @Care2

By Lacy J. Hansen for DietsInReview.com Once consumers learned the truth about “Lean Finely Textured Beef,” or pink slime , it seems that every distributor is discontinuing its use. Safeway announced its plan to stop sales this week and Walmart has made statements regarding their future sales as well. As a refresher, pink slime consists of ground-up beef scraps, cow connective tissues and other beef trimmings. The meat is treated with ammonium hydroxide to kill bacteria, and then blended into traditional meat products, like hamburger patties. This product has been served in the U.S. for over 20 years. The filler was labeled as “Lean Finely Textured Beef,” even though the industry nickname has always been pink slime. When the truth about this product was exposed and the fact that it was an ingredient in over half of the burgers sold and served in this country, the people sp...

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