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SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS -- I took a roll of TSD sales and Distribution's 93/7 All Natural Lean Ground Beef out of the freezer to make dinner. I placed the roll in the microwave for 2 minutes to slightly thaw. When I removed the wrapper it was nearly all fat. I paid more for the "lean" ground beef expecting lean and instead had a product that was anything but. I am dieting for health reasons. I compared the labels of this to ground turkey and this won.

Now I question the accuracy of the label because this is the fattiest ground beef I have ever seen.

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momsey on 12/14/2010:
Wow. Nasty.
Alain on 12/14/2010:
I buy 92% lean ground beef for my diet and THAT is not lean! Momsey is right. Whatever that is, it's nasty!
Anonymous on 12/14/2010:
old fart on 12/14/2010:
Go to Walmart and the choices are 80/20 and 90/10.
consider yours is good.
Anonymous on 12/14/2010:
I prefer ground turkey. It's better for you and is tastier.
momsey on 12/14/2010:
Ground turkey isn't always better for you.

Where did you buy this beef?
Alain on 12/14/2010:
I like ground turkey, too, Yaya, but sometimes I just got to have beef. Not this type of beef, though!
Anonymous on 12/14/2010:
Regular ol ground turkey is akin to regular ol ground beef. Bad for you, if you care about what you eat. Lean ground turkey is better, but extra lean ground turkey is great stuff. I am really annoyed about how much regular ground turkey is as bad as ground beef.
Anonymous on 12/14/2010:
I do buy the extra lean ground turkey. I grew up on ground turkey and I don't think ground beef has much taste to it.
Anonymous on 12/14/2010:
Ground turkey = yuck
Anonymous on 12/14/2010:
I make some mean gyoza with fresh ground turkey.
Anonymous on 12/14/2010:
I've never liked ground turkey because, to me, it has a weird flavor. If you want good ground beef, choose an inexpensive cut of meat (but good quality) and either grind it yourself (leaving as little or as much fat as you want) or have the butcher do it for you. That way you know exactly what you're getting. Tastes much better too. My KitchenAid Mixer came with a grinder, but you can buy them fairly inexpensively too.
Venice09 on 12/15/2010:
OP, take sing's advice, and please never buy ground beef without knowing where it came from and what's in it. I feel obligated to keep posting this article.


Sing, I finally found out from the butcher at my supermarket that they grind their own beef on the premises with no additives. The meat goes straight from the grinder onto the styrofoam tray and is then wrapped. They can't vouch for the ground beef in pillow packs or frozen patties that are brought in, but if it's wrapped in the store, it's pure beef with no additives. I already made meatloaf twice and can't wait to fire up the grill for hamburgers!
azspots on 12/15/2010:
Good Lord, wrap that garbage up, grab receipt and take that back.
That is the grossest crap I have ever seen.
Anonymous on 12/15/2010:
That's great, Venice. There's always better product out there. People just need to figure it out. Glad you're enjoying ground beef again!

Az, 100% agree.
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azspots on 12/14/2010:
You take the 4 left over pound blobs of fat back to Walmut, receipt in hand and tell them you want your money back.
Anonymous on 12/14/2010:
That is disgusting. What did the label say the fat to meat ratio is supposed to be? Even ground beef that is 20% fat doesn't look like that!

Anonymous on 12/14/2010:
What was the fat content? Was this a store brand?
tweetz on 12/14/2010:
it was 80/20 ground beef that is what shocked me
Anonymous on 12/14/2010:
Yuck! Never heard of that brand.
Stick with the name brands and watch the dates.
leet60 on 12/14/2010:
Very interesting information here in what exactly goes into "ground beef".

Venice09 on 12/15/2010:
People need to seriously think twice before buying ground beef packaged like this. Here is some more information that will scare you into never buying it again:

werelucky on 12/15/2010:
Are you sure it's beef?
time_for_change on 06/21/2012:
TSD is a Tyson product, which is a "name brand" so simply sticking to those brands does no good since they are the ones producing this terrible product!!!
e lowrance on 07/17/2012:
I too bought a package of the TSD ground beef and it was all fat also.I fried some up and there was so much grease in the pan it looked like I was making soup. What a waste.
don on 09/21/2013:
Don't buy meat at Walmart ever.
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Ole Carolina Hickory Smoked Sliced Fat.
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SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS -- Last week I bought (5) 1 pound packages of Ole Carolina Hickory Smoked Bacon at Price Rite. The representative slices looked fine, plenty of meat with a balance of fat.

I opened the first pound, and the representative slice was nothing like the rest of the pound. It was a different size and shape and actually had meat in it. The rest of the pound had a bare sliver of meat less than a quarter of an inch wide at its thickest point, tapering to nothing in about two inches. The rest of the pounds were equally misrepresented, one had No meat, the others were at least 90% fat. In all cases the representative slice appeared to be not more than 50% fat.

I find this to be highly misleading, and deceptive, and urge everyone to realize what the bacon looks like in the package is not going to be what you get. You may as well just buy lard. It appears you can rely on Ole Carolina to be misleading.
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trmn8r on 03/02/2013:
I have heard a lot of complaints about TSD products, including that lumps of alleged meat turned out to be lumps of fat.

Plastering decent looking slices on the end to deceive the customer - that borders on criminal. Thanks for letting us know.

I would take that pile of crud back to the store and demand a refund, unless you decide to take it to an authority as evidence.
madconsumer on 03/03/2013:
American style bacon is mostly fat. try finding a meat market that can cut you a more select style of bacon.
Jeannie on 02/10/2014:
I don't understand your problem. I have been using TSD bacon for a while and I am happy with the quality and value. I buy the thick sliced bacon and my family loves it.
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KERNERSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA -- I purchase your meat a lot from Wal-Mart & Aldi's this roll of ground beef was 93% lean & 7% fat. I think what I got was just a roll of fat. It covered the whole roll, & was through & through. I know times are tight but give us what we pay for ... Less fat!

This had to be the roll the fat was to be thrown away but got made into a roll for sale. I've never gotten this much fat in a package of meat with more required fat. So hurt our country has come to this. We can't afford these types of problems. Times are hard enough!! What ever happened to good old American quality?
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trmn8r on 09/02/2012:
I personally would never compare the values of WallsMart to those of America. WallsMart's one and only focus is driving prices into the ground to attract customers. There is case after case of all kinds of products whereas a result, quality suffers.

I never was adverturous enough to buy any meat from WallsMart during the brief time I used their supermarket side. It always looked very strange - yes, it physically looked different than the meats at other stores. I didn't want to know why, or find out if it tasted the same or different. I just wanted to get the heck out of there.

If I had the experience that you did, I would be running to the nearest stand alone grocery store. You may pay 3 to 5% more, but you will find higher quality meats, produce, and vegetables. For me the premium is worth it, and the customer service is also orders of magnitude better.
Bill on 09/02/2012:
I wouldn't think of buying meat from Walmart or Target for that matter.
Butcher is the only way to go.
GenuineNerd on 09/02/2012:
Prepackaged meat, especially ground beef, can be a real crapshoot as far as quality goes. You would be best off going to a full-service supermarket that grounds the beef on the premises.
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Ground Beef Chuck 80/20 Slimy Texture, Lacking the Taste of Beef
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SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS -- I purchase 1 lb. ground beef Chuck 80/20 in large quantities at my local Walmart and have for years. I freeze the meat immediately after purchasing it. The meat comes in "chubs", the packaging is the same as it has always been, so I am assuming the distributor has not changed. I have never previously had a problem with the quality or taste of the meat in these "chubs"; however, recently I have found the meat to have a strange almost slimy or slippery texture, and the slimy meat is almost flavorless....I took one bite and literally had to spit it out. I assumed that it was just that particular package, but to my dismay, I have now tried and discovered 3 more of the packages I had purchased to be the same sub-quality beef. I plan to take the rest of my purchase back to WalMart.....

TSD Sales and Distribution, Springdale Arkansas is the company WalMart buys this "slime" called ground beef from...the package says it is USDA Inspected....Yikes!!...USDA, TSD Sales, and WalMart are all a part of this complaint.
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jktshff1 on 07/01/2012:
What is the date you purchased the "meat"? I believe this is a known problem regarding the "slime".
trmn8r on 07/01/2012:
After looking at the meats in WallsMart several times, I am not surprised to hear it described as "substandard". I am a big red meat consumer, but the meats there always looked strange.
ok4now on 07/02/2012:
Sounds like TSD is still putting Pink Slime in their ground meat. After the public out cry most stores have stopped selling this. I buy my meats from either Shop Rite or Costco, where I know it is ground fresh without the slime.
madconsumer on 07/02/2012:
it is called "finely textured beef" NOT slime.
Gary Camp on 09/25/2012:
The Cavanaghsmoked sausage resealable package does not work if the zip lock is not sealed to both sides of the package. your equipment needs to be adjusted to seal the zip lock. Thanks GEC
dale hendrix on 03/25/2014:
big chunks of fat in 1pound 93%lean have pictures if you would like to have me send them to you would like a replacement I do not think I will perchase the product again my wife almost felt ill when she saw that
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Fat Hamburger
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I just purchased a roll of 80/20 ground beef from a local Walmart and when I got it home to repackage it there were huge lumps of fat in it I paid $11 for 5lbs of hamburger and got fat! I even took pictures and kept the receipt.
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Skye on 12/31/2010:
I hope you returned it to Walmart. Buying meat from Walmart is like having a root canal done by a shoe salesperson.
momsey on 12/31/2010:
Yuck. I've seen a few reviews of this brand just like this.
Anonymous on 12/31/2010:
With this type of packaging, you are pretty much at the mercy of the market, because you cannot see the meat to make any visual judgements. Since it is usually the best bargain, you just cross your fingers.
Clear-wrap packages give you more of a visual choice. The meat should be red, with the fat marbling uniformly mixed.
FlShopper on 12/31/2010:
The fat is what makes it taste so good. Mush it all up so it's evenly distributed and cook 'em up.
Skye on 12/31/2010:
That is nasty!

You should let others know, what Walmart location you are writing this about. I haven't been to a Walmart in years. Definitely not missing anything.
saj80 on 12/31/2010:
There is a reason Wal-Mart has the lowest prices (at least in theory, according to millions of their lemmings). Don't expect a good grade of meat from a company that has established themselves as kings of cheap.
Skye on 12/31/2010:
1000+ saj80.
Nohandle on 12/31/2010:
The only meat I recall ever purchasing in a roll/tube was sausage and it looked a sight better than that. I've known of some who like to purchase ground chuck in the small tubes so they could just toss in the freezer and use later in recipes. They never had a complaint but they also didn't shop for meat at Walmart's. Nice reminder as to why not to.
trmn8r on 12/31/2010:
Hold on people. That is 80/20, meaning 20% is fat. 20% (5 lbs) = 1 lb. Imagine a pound of fat. You have to remember, this is WalMart we're talking about. Never heard of stuffing ground beef into a tube, but I am not surprised you can get it at Walmart.
Venice09 on 12/31/2010:
Please stop buying and eating crap like that. Do you want to end up like this:

Starlord on 12/31/2010:
That is 80/20 ground beef. While it is not mixed thoroughly, I would be willing to bet that it is actually 80/20. The 80 percent and 20 percent are figured on the total weight. Whether it is thoroughly mixed up or you have four pounds of lean meat and on of fat, it works out the same. Take it home and mix it up completely. What do you expect, a solid hunk of red meat? Fat, or more precisely, marbling is what gives meat it's juiciness and taste. 80/20 is considered by the experts as the perfect blend for the perfect hamburger.
Anonymous on 12/31/2010:
Does their beef come from China also?
GenuineNerd on 12/31/2010:
That's why I don't trust Walmart meat...or meat that comes from any store that sells prepackaged "case-ready" items. I once bought a 5-pound chub of ground beef from Walmart, and the meat was very bloody and had an off taste to it when cooked. I prefer meat from a traditional supermarket that has a full service meat department, where the meats are cut and packaged in-store.
jd_beatty on 05/26/2012:
Strange! - We buy TSD hamburger in at Walmart in two states where we own homes. It has always been our favorite for years. We have never seen any packages of ground beef or ground chuck which were not excellent.
madconsumer on 05/26/2012:
very helpful comment jd_beatty!!!
melissa my on 06/10/2013:
Myboys just went to cook part of a roll of hamburger from walmart and found a very small nail in it I called our walmart they told us to bring it in for a full refund
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Excellent Bacon!!!
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SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS -- I reluctantly purchased Corn King bacon at my fianc├ęs request. We literally debated in front of the breakfast meats for more than two minutes, with pauses and sighs included. It was a whole dollar cheaper than the "less than stellar" Great Value bacon we normally select; we could purchase three packages for the price of two at $2.99 for twelve ounces. Lonnng story short, my cooking experience with this bacon consisted of me saying it was how "old school bacon" used to cook. It wasn't all white fat and didn't shrivel to the point of non-existence, and just looked delicious. As for the taste, it was beyond expectations. I expected a weak flavor, but no. Just delicious. And I'm not one to do research on an unknown distributor and sing their praises, but hey...It's goooood. Lol.
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Did This Bacon Come From A Razor Back???
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SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS -- Of course, it's BLT time, fresh tomatoes out of the garden. I was in Walmart and checked out the bacon. Almost $5.00 a pound for all brands. Corn King was highlighted with a good buy sign. Slightly less than the rest on price. Grabbed up 3 packs, got the rest of my stuff and headed home.

I opened 1 package and put it all on a cookie sheet, a small cookie sheet. Showed my husband and looked at the package, ONLY 12 ounces, not a pound.! Very fatty and stringy. Cooked in oven 430 degrees, as I learned in working in restaurants for many years.
We ended up with 3 { three} sandwiches out of it. take a bite, can't bite it off, to stringy, even though I tried to make it very crispy.

Everyone has to make a profit, I understand that. Times are hard. But to mislead the public with their packaging and inferior product, Just is not right.

I would take the rest of it back to the store, but it's 40 miles round trip, so what am I saving?

I would like my money back, plus mileage and time wasted, pain and suffering for having to eat that garbage!
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azRider on 08/28/2013:
Maybe you should have gotten it at Costco.
DebtorBasher on 08/28/2013:
The 12 oz package has been out there for quite a while now. I always buy the Sugardale thick sliced bacon. I only had one package before, that had slices so thin you can see through them. I emailed them with a photo of the slices...they were very nice about it. They didn't understand how they passed through their quality department like that. In return, they shipped me 5 or 6 packages of their thick sliced bacon (1.5 lbs each).

You might want to go to Corn Kings' website and let them know about this. They can't fix it if they don't know about it.
trmn8r on 08/29/2013:
I don't buy any food at WallsMart. None. While a BLT with fresh tomatoes sounds delicious in principle, concocting something from produce and bacon from WM blows the appealing vision all to heck.
GenuineNerd on 08/29/2013:
Or buy your bacon from a regular supermarket next time. I was never impressed with Walmart's meat, except for the frozen chicken breasts and hamburger patties. But Corn King is a brand that's carried at many places. Probably bacon from the deli counter would be the best, although it costs more. At least you'd get more meat and less fat.
GenuineNerd on 08/30/2013:
I agree with Debtorbasher about Sugardale. They have great bacon, as well as sister brand Superior's. But I don't know how far away from Ohio FreshMark (parent company of Sugardale and Superior) distributes its products. Perhaps a national brand like Oscar Mayer would be better than Corn King.
R Young on 11/27/2013:
I bought two pound packages of Corn King bacon. I diced and cooked one package and to put on a salad. I tasted three or four small pieces and to my REALLY UNHAPPY mouth I realized the lazy people at Corn King had left the rind on (unchewable skin). I hope they get a hernia carrying their money to the bank this time
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I purchased from Walmart an 8-oz package of presliced pepperoni for a basketball game party. After I had cut up all of the cheeses and prepared the tray with crackers, etc., I opened the pepperoni and instantly smelled "rotten eggs." I did a double-take, it was that bad. My husband actually sampled a piece and said it was horrid. It instantly changed his appetite for the party foods I had prepared. The date on the package was 06/06/2011. This is only January. I have purchased this brand every time we need pepperoni and I have never had such a problem.

If you want me to continue my patronage, I would like a coupon for replacement.

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Anonymous on 02/03/2011:
I...ah nevermind.
PepperElf on 02/03/2011:
did you try bringing it back?

I mean if it's already spoiled then you have a valid complaint for getting it replaced with unspoiled food.

if that doesn't work call the manufacturer and report the issue and include the batch number.

and if you buy more - or if you get to replace it with something unspoiled - make sure the batch number is different.
Venice09 on 02/04/2011:
Even if you don't have the receipt, just take it back. It only takes a pinhole in the packaging to spoil the food. These things happen, and most stores will offer an exchange or refund, even Walmart.
jktshff1 on 02/04/2011:
My wife does that to me....."here, try this, I think it's spoiled!"
MRM on 02/04/2011:
Shes trying to kill you for your life insurance! TRUST NO ONE...
Alain on 02/04/2011:
Tyson Foods (Tyson Sales and Distribution): 479-290-4000.
Alain on 02/04/2011:
*calling insurance agent to cancel policy*!
jktshff1 on 02/04/2011:
I don't have any insurance, when I die, I want it to be a sad day for everyone.
Alain on 02/04/2011:
Alain on 02/04/2011:
Also try Tyson Foods at 800-643-3410.
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Plastic Bits In Ground Beef
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DAKOTA DUNES, SOUTH DAKOTA -- My husband bought ground beef at WalMart, distributed by TDS Distributors out of South Dakota, which had tiny bits of shredded plastic throughout the meat!! The label is teal green FYI.
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madconsumer on 03/18/2014:
make sure to contact them
and let them know in case this is a manufacturing issue. they can research this and discover if this has happened to other packages in the same lot number. you will need the label to give them this info.
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