Pink Slime Concerns? Store Offers to Swap Meat

Pink slime is an ammonia-treated filler approved by the FDA to keep ground beef fresh

By R. Stickney
|  Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012  |  Updated 1:51 PM PDT
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Schools Can Opt Out of "Pink Slime"

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Customers who bring in packages of beef to swap will get Fresh & Easy (80/20) ground beef in return.

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Pink Slime Now Optional For Schools

Schools now have the choice to not serve meat made with 'pink slime.'

Schools Can Opt Out of "Pink Slime"

The Department of Agriculture said school districts using the national school lunch program will soon be able to choose between the groundmeat filler and the more expensive 100 percent ground beef.
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For one day only, you can take ground beef you may have bought elsewhere and get beef that's "slime-free" - no questions asked.

Fresh & Easy offered customers a replacement package of beef for any fresh or frozen ground beef purchased from another retailer.

Pink slime is an ammonia-treated filler approved by the FDA to keep ground beef fresh.

Fresh & Easy Team Leader Stephanie Storc said they had a few customers take them up on the promotion at the company's North Park location.

“It can be anything they have in question may contain pink slime,” Storc said adding that the market’s beef never has and never will use the filler.

The promotion lasts through the end of the day Wednesday.

For more information about Fresh & Easy, visit the company's website.

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