Safeway No Longer Buying So-Called “Pink Slime”

The grocer announces it will no longer buy "lean finely textured beef," which has become known as "pink slime"

Safeway Inc., the second-largest supermarket chain in the United States, announced plans to stop buying a meat filler commonly referred to as "pink slime."

Safeway Statement: "Safeway is committed to providing our customers with the highest-quality products.  While the USDA and food industry experts agree that lean finely textured beef is safe and wholesome, recent news stories have caused considerable consumer concern about this product.  Safeway will no longer purchase fresh or frozen ground beef for our store’s meat departments that contains lean finely textured beef."

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