Yes — Zaycon Foods does have pink slime (update — no longer!)Posted at 10:25 am by rachel in zaycon
Update looks like Zaycon Foods, like most other folks, discontinued it after the uproar. I’ve ordered chicken from them again since, and will order ground beef again the next time they roll it around.
- Here’s my earlier review of Zaycon Foods chicken.
- Just ordered from them again — excellent chicken at $1.69/lb, great deal!
Original LFTB info — again, they no longer use it; this is outdated
… and yes, I am as annoyed by this as those of you who have been commenting with links to the articles, because I was originally told Zaycon Foods did not use it. So, I sincerely apologize for posting earlier that their beef did not contain this; I was going off what I was told and by seeing it on the original “does not contain” lists.
I’ve been holding off posting til they came out with an official statement, and here’s what they posted on Facebook this morning:
Sorry for the delay. We wanted to make sure we had all the information. It has come to our attention; the 93/7 ground beef that is supplied by us through National Beef has a small percentage of LFTB (Lean Finely Textured Beef). After much research and regardless of how the media portrays this product, we will continue to eat this product ourselves and will continue to offer this to our valued customers.
We suggest that you do your own research and come to your own conclusion and only purchase that which is best for you and your family. In addition to this product, we will be adding a new ground beef to our line for those of you who would like an alternative.
I’m not as annoyed that they have it — because it seems like most places do/did — as at the delay and original misleading statement. I think this whole discussion is about being able to make informed choices for ourselves and our families, so hopefully what comes out of it is increased openness so that we are able to do so.
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