ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Add New York-based Wegmans to the list of grocers that will stop selling ground beef that includes the ammonia-treated filler known as “pink slime.”
Wegmans Food Markets Chief Executive Danny Wegman says Friday that the store is responding to customer concerns caused by “sensationalism” over the product — which is more appetizingly called “lean finely textured ground beef.”READ MORE: A Year Ago, Maryland Reported Its First COVID Cases. Today Gov. Hogan Will Honor Those Who Lost Their Lives To The Virus
Rochester-based Wegmans says it’s not removing supplies of ground beef from its 79 stores, but will transition as beef without the additive becomes available from the supplier. He says the timeline’s being determined.READ MORE: Crownsville Man Jared Johnson Accused Of Having 18K Child Porn Images Arrested In New Mexico, Police Say
Federal regulators say “pink slime” meets food safety standards. But recent media attention has led grocers like Kroger, Stop & Shop and Food Lion to drop it.
Wegmans also has stores in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland.MORE NEWS: Adult Entertainment Can Resume In Baltimore Friday Afternoon After City Agrees To Life COVID Restriction
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