Although McDonald’s agreed to stop using the creep-tastic pink slime in their products (and it’s not the first time they’ve tipped the scale for fast food change), The Daily recently released a list of grocery stores that do or do not use pink slime:
These are among the stores that say they do not sell meat with pink slime:
- Whole Foods
- Price Chopper
These are among the stores that do not sell pink slime in store-ground meat, but sell pre-packaged ground beef from suppliers that may contain pink slime:
- Food Lion
- Fred Meyer
These are among the stores that sell store-ground meat with pink slime:
- Stop & Shop
- Zaycon Foods
More on this list here.
Looks like schools can opt out of pink slime soon, too. Makes sense. I expect fast food to be terrible for me (and occasionally delicious if it’s 3 AM and I haven’t eaten in a while), but kids and people cooking at home should get to opt out. Of course, if you’re all for fast food reform — when the problem is really that fast food isn’t fixable — you’re probably happy that drinking 1000 cans of soda a day won’t give you cancer any more.
Although several grocery stores are planning on scaling back the use of pink slime, as of March 2012, 70% of ground beef sold in U.S. grocery stores contained unlabeled pink slime. I expect this list to look a lot different six months from now.
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