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Largest Supermarket Chain In The U.S. Stops Selling Pink Slime

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We're so glad food retailers are making the RIGHT decision by ending the sale of beef that includes what the meat companies call "lean, finely textured beef," and what we call "gross."

Kroger, the largest chain of supermarkets in the U.S., has announced it will no longer purchase beef with pink slime, an ammonia-treated filler/cheap and disgusting substitute for real meat.

The grocery giant released a statement explaining their decision that reads:

"Our customers have expressed their concerns that the use of lean finely textured beef — while fully approved by the USDA for safety and quality — is something they do not want in their ground beef. As a result, Kroger will no longer purchase ground beef containing lean finely textured beef."

Thank you!

Kroger has joined Safeway, the second-largest supermarket chain, in their initiative, along with Dutch-owned chain Stop & Shop.

Does your store still sell pink slime? Don't buy it! Tell the managers you want ACTUAL meat and you'll take your business elsewhere if they don't get it.

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Giant Supermarket Chain Stops Selling Pink Slime

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Hooray for Safeway!

One of North America's largest supermarket chains is calling it quitting time for pink slime. Safeway Inc, which is the company behind brands like Vons, Pavillions, and Genuardi's, has ceased the sale of any beef products containing the ammonia soaked meat filler (that was at one time only approved for use in dog food)!

We couldn't be happier to hear the news because earlier this month we learned that 70% of all ground beef sold at grocery stores contains this stomach-churning ingredient.

Check out the video above for all the details on Safeway's safe and SMART decision.

Let's hope MORE grocery stores follow their example so the beef companies have no choice but to remove pink slime from the production line! Until then, we know where we'll be getting our hamburger meat!

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70% Of Grocery Store Ground Beef Contains Pink Slime!

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70% of the ground beef available in grocery stores is made out of dog food. Okay, that's a slight exaggeration, but sadly, not by that much.

Earlier this week we told you about this disgusting "pink slime" stuff that was being mixed with meat and fed to kids in school lunches. The beef trimmings were once only legal in dog food and cooking oils, but then the USDA decided it's cool to mix with human food as long as it's treated with ammonia.

Well, this stuff just isn't being force fed to kids either, we're ALL eating it. An ABC News investigation has revealed that 70% of all ground beef found in grocery stories contains pink slime. So, essentially, we're eating what we used to consider dog food.

To make matters worse and 70% of ground beef 100% MORE unappetizing, the original term for pink slime was soylent pink. In case you've never seen the Charlton Heston movie, Soylent Green was made out of dead human beings.

Gerald Zirnstein, a former USDA scientist who coined the term, quit his job after his bosses approved its use in our beef and now grinds his own hamburger meat to avoid digesting the stuff. In an interview, he recalled that when he brought up the issue to former undersecretary of agriculture, Joann Smith, she simply responded that "it’s pink, therefore it’s meat."

She now works for the company that produces pink slime and has made millions of dollars as a result of her legalizing the use of the cheap excuse for real meat.

Don't ya just love how our government works? Check out the ABC News story above for all the details and get ready to go vegan! Ha!

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