Martin’s to no longer sell ammonia treated beef

Posted at 12:34 PM, Mar 22, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-22 12:34:44-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The Martin’s grocery store chain announced Thursday that it would stop buying so-called “pink slime” meat.

The chain’s parent company, Giant Food Stores, said in a news release that it wouldn’t purchase ammonia-treated ground beef filler after shoppers complained.

In a statement, the company said:

“While the US Department of Agriculture has indicated this product is safe for consumption and complies with all applicable standards for lean beef, many of our customers have voiced concern regarding Finely Textured Beef.”

The chain also thanked shoppers for their feedback.