No pink slime at United - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

No pink slime at United

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The biggest grocery chain in Lubbock wants to assure its customers that pink slime is not an issue in their stores.

The concern comes after Kroger and Stop & Shop announced that they will no longer sell beef if it includes the additive.

Federal regulators say pink slime is treated with ammonia, but it's such a small amount that it still meets food safety standards.

But critics still say it could be unsafe, and that it's an unappetizing example of industrialized food production.

Eddie Owens, Marketing Director Of United Supermarkets, says, "We just wanted to assure all our guests that the pink slime they've been hearing about over the media the last two weeks - that you don't have to worry about it in our stores."

Owens says he's received several concerned calls from shoppers recently.

Owens says even though it's not harmful, the United stores do not carry ground beef containing pink slime.

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