Lean Finely Textured Beef (referenced as pink slime in media)
March 15, 2012
Most ground beef has a small amount of boneless lean beef trimmings. Our meat processors, Cargill, Miller Beef, and Moran’s do not use ammoniated meat products in the production of fresh ground beef for the stores of Save Mart Supermarkets. They abide by all regulatory requirements and all ground beef is tested for E. coli before leaving the plant.
Lean finely textured beef (LFTB) is a category of beef products that uses hightechnologyfood processing equipment to separate lean meat from fat because doing it by handwould be impossible. LFTB products prevent the waste of valuable, lean, nutritious, safe, beefby using technology to do what hands cannot.
Unfortunately, recent media reports and so‐called “reality” shows have raised concernsabout the product without the benefit of facts from those that produce or use it....
Frequently Asked Questions – Updated Dec. 20, 2011
What do you know so far? What has the investigation revealed?
Local, state, and federal authorities continue investigating. Currently, all the tampered card readers have been sent to the Secret Service for evaluation. We hope to know soon the timeframe that the credit/debit card readers contained an illegal skimming device. This is an ongoing criminal investigation and we are closely following law enforcement instructions on what...