Albertson's Complaint - What fillers are used to stretch the Ground Beef?

Review by IRS on 2009-10-28
I am finding more and more unknown additives in the ground beef. It's beginning to have the taste of the potted meat in the can. There is no flavor and the texture, the meat has loss all its substance and feels like and taste like its mixed with barley and or oats finely mixed in. This causes me great concern because I purchase the meats for this unit consisting of 47 people, and they are complaning, so we tested it and the results was not pretty. Please explain.
Comments:9 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-06-24
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-10-28:
What testing did you do and what are the results?
Posted by Ben There on 2009-10-28:
You would think if someone tested and confirmed the meat for fillers on your behalf that they would have told you what the fillers were.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-10-28:
all the Albertsons in my area of CA are now Save Marts
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-10-28:
You want REAL meat with NO fillers? Better buy from a slaughterhouse then. Be ready to pay for real meat though.
Posted by qualityappliance on 2009-10-28:
If they are selling the meat as 100% ground beef it is just that, with no added fillers. What you are seeing are particles of fat and grissel and maybe even some very small bone fragments.

The Albertsons in my area have changed back to Lucky's, but tere are some Save Marts not too far either. They have been changing the names around so much they don't even put a name on their distribution facility anymore and there are trucks in the lot from all 3
Posted by qualityappliance on 2009-10-28:
Added note, In most areas it is pretty hard to buy directly from a slaughter house, but you can always buy boneless chuck roast and grind it yourself.

Personally, I raise and kill all my own meat so I know what's in it and there is no better.
Posted by Pepper on 2009-10-28:
or go hunting and eat gound venison
it's pretty healthy
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-10-29:
Oooh pepper I love me some deer meat.
Posted by lchiefan on 2010-06-24:
most all grocery stores, restraunts etc. use what we in the business refer to as tube meat. it is ground by a large meat company or wholesaler, they grind up to 2 or 3,ooo lbs. at a time, grind it into 10lb. tubes and then when the store gets it they can grind 10 lbs at a time. they do this because meat is shipped now in what is called xt form, extra trim, so there is not a lot of trim to grind into burger anymore..

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