Who sells meat with pink slime? Here’s the list

Ground beef in industrial grinder
Ground beef in industrial grinder (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The hamburger on the right contains “pink slime.

The hamburger on the left is pure 85% lean ground beef. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
 
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 Dailythese are among the stores that say they do not sell meat with pink slime:

  • A&P
  • Whole Foods
  • Costco
  • Publix
  • H-E-B
  • Waldbaum’s
  • 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:

These are among the stores that DO sell store-ground meat with pink slime, according to The Daily:

School districts nationwide will be able to opt out of serving pink slime, after the USDA announcedMarch 15 that beginning next fall, schools involved in the national school lunch program will have the option of avoiding the product.

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