Ground Beef ~ Ground Beef Without Pink Slime
“Lean, finely textured ground beef” – that’s what the USDA called “pink slime.”
Chances are that you’ve bought pink slime ground beef in the past without incident, since the meat has been commercially available since the 1990s. Don’t panic – amid all the furor over pink slime, no one has come out and said that it’s not safe or that it’s not nutritious.
But if you’re looking to buy ground beef without pink slime, you have options.
You can either check with the butcher at your favorite grocery store, supermarket, or meat market.
Or, you can purchase ground beef at these stores that have publicly stated that they won’t carry pink slime ground beef:
•Whole Foods Market
•Stop N Shop
Many major grocery stores and supermarket chains stopped carrying the pink slime ground beef in March 2012, so if you purchased ground beef before that date and froze it, there’s a good chance the meat does contain pink slime.