Food Lion, Two Other National Stores To Stop Selling Meat With "Pink Slime"

Three national supermarket chains, including one with stores across Eastern Carolina, have decided to stop selling ground beef that contains the filler known as "pink slime".

Federal regulators say the filler meets food safety standards, but critics say the product could be unsafe.

Food Lion says it plans to stop carrying fresh ground beef with either of two similar fillers, which it says are both made with beef trimmings left over from other cuts.

Pink slime, which has been used for years, is made from fatty bits of leftover meat that are heated, spun to remove the fat, compressed into blocks and exposed to ammonia to kill bacteria. Producers often mix the filler into fattier meat to produce an overall leaner product and reduce their costs.

The other national stores that will stop selling it are Supervalue and Safeway.

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  • by check it out on Mar 23, 2012 at 04:54 PM
    we already knew this stuff--check out "the omnivores dilemma", "food inc." and "slow food USA". also there are websites that can connect you to the nearest local sustainable farm fresh organic food. convenience is a killer! make time to live, my friends!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 08:01 AM
    I know there is a butcher shop in Snow Hill and also one on HWY 70 and there is the Garner family in Greene county that sells their own meat..These grocery stores only change their underhanded ways when they get caught. Be careful what you eat...
  • by Yuck on Mar 23, 2012 at 07:50 AM
    Feels so good to being vegetarian...
  • by Lynn Location: Pitt on Mar 23, 2012 at 06:48 AM
    Pink slime sounds so gross. I donot even want fast food anymore due to this gross pink slime. Better for me in the long run. And now maybe Foodlion, well I will go to the pig and buy my meat.
  • by MadMax Location: Tarboro on Mar 23, 2012 at 06:12 AM
    Blazen Cattle Company LLC Butcher Shop in Tarboro has my business for meats, everything locally grown and locally grazed. You can see what you're getting as he will bring it out and cut it up for you.
  • by Not poor but honest hard working Location: GREENVILLE on Mar 23, 2012 at 04:50 AM
    To poor people are funny. You are what's wrong in this world. Just because people don't have money it doesn't mean they don't have ALOT more class than you do. You would probably turn your nose up at Our Lord because "He looked poor." Shame on you for your very Unchristian attitude. Look out, one day you may be "a poor person."
  • by Poor people are funny on Mar 23, 2012 at 03:52 AM
    You complain and complain about what things cost and then freak out when you realize "you get what you pay for." My child attends private school, I shop only at whole foods. My health is worth more then saving a dollar or two per pound. No wonder cancer is everywhere.
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      by Luis on Mar 23, 2012 at 04:30 AM in reply to Poor people are funny
      How about you be happy you have the means to send your child to private school and shop at whole foods . You are a sick child away from losing everything , keep that in mind before your arrogance get's the best of you.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 05:29 AM in reply to Poor people are funny
      *whole Foods* ships in alot of there foods from china look at the Label
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      by So Sad on Mar 23, 2012 at 07:03 AM in reply to Poor people are funny
      It won't be long before you fall off the pedestal you have put yourself on. It will hurt when you fall. Any second you can lose everything important to you. No one is immune to disaster no matter how you live. I had things like you but it all changed in the blink of an eye. I lost my daughter, my son, my job and my health. All in 2 years time. Now I'm just thankful to be alive, have God in my life and have what little bit I have because that little bit is all I need. Sometimes less is more!!!
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      by check it out on Mar 23, 2012 at 04:56 PM in reply to Poor people are funny
      for poor people like us, saving a dollar or two per pound is actually kind of a big deal. im hoping your post is a troll post to rile people up, which is actually immature and doesnt help anyone. if you are poor, grow a garden this summer. it's easier than you think. and you get fresh veggies and fruits for months--for free! if you grow more than you need, carry some to your neighbor. because thats what its all about!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 03:52 AM
    If you have ever had vienna sausage, frozen dinner with beef patty, or any other processed beef, then you have had pink slime. I don't have a problem with it...I use chuck and grind my own beef.
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      by beachbunny on Mar 23, 2012 at 05:43 AM in reply to
      Hey, where can I get a decent grinder at?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 03:29 AM
    The butcher at my Foodlion lied to me yesterday when I asked him if the ground beef had this in it. He claimed he had never heard of it. If one person lies to you, any and all will lie to you. Trust is a very fragil thing.
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      by MaudeFrickert on Mar 23, 2012 at 01:14 PM in reply to
      This butcher at Food Lion doesn't know what's in it. Most, if not all, of his product is shipped in already packaged.
  • by Blame Obama Location: Havelock on Mar 22, 2012 at 08:54 PM
    play dough fun.. put it in one end push out the other . like back in the day.
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