Pa. chain to stop selling beef with ‘pink slime’

    A Pennsylvania-based grocery chain is the latest to stop selling fresh ground beef containing the filler known as “pink slime.”

    Giant/Martin’s announced the move Thursday, citing concerns voiced by its customers.
    The Carlisle-headquartered company said the U.S. Department of Agriculture has indicated that the ammonia-treated filler is safe for consumption. But it says it values its customers and their feedback.

    The chain operates Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets and is a leading retail grocer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

    A growing number of major supermarket operators are saying this week they’ll stop buying ground beef that contains “pink slime.” It’s known in the industry as lean, finely textured beef.

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