Grocers Stop Selling Pink Slime Beef
Safeway and Supervalu are two grocery stores that are putting a stop to selling meat products with “Pink Slime.” Such products are said to be treated with chemicals like ammonia. Because of the public outcry, the stores have made official statements that they will stop selling “Pink Slime” meats.
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) and industry authorities have tried to ease the minds of health conscience consumers. They say the meat is safe enough to eat. Safeway said this as part of their statement. “Recent news stories have caused considerable consumer concern about this product.” and that “Safeway will no longer purchase ground beef containing lean finely textured beef. Supervalu spokesman Michael Siemienas made a statement that the company will no longer sell ground beef with “Pink Slim” This also includes big name grocers Albertsons and Cub Foods. However, the product will not be removed from stores according to the spokespersons of Safeway and Supervalu.
I think the idea of “Pink Slime” is repulsive and looks ugly. However, the product helps tp prevent food-borne illnesses. Linda Golodner, a former president of the National Consumer League said, “This is one product that actually prevented a lot of outbreaks of e. Coli and other pathogens because it’s safe.”