Supervalu-owned stores to discontinue sale of "pink slime" ground beef

The Eden Prairie-based grocery giant has decided its stores, including Cub Foods, will no longer carry meat made from trimmings treated with ammonia. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has deemed the finely textured beef safe to eat.
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The Eden Prairie-based grocery giant has decided its stores, including Cub Foods, will no longer carry meat made from trimmings treated with ammonia. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has deemed the finely textured beef safe to eat.

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