Beef Myth Busting Pt 1
JBT FoodTech’s David Hayden explains the facts, and why it’s safe to buy beef at the grocery store AND directly from a farmer and rancher …
HAYDEN … “You see a lot of posts flying around social media trying to compare ground beef from the store to ground beef from your local farmer or rancher. The first thing I want to say is that ground beef is ground beef, whether it comes from the store or it comes directly from the farmer or rancher.”
Hayden says there is a scientific explanation as to why beef bought directly from the farmer or rancher may be a different color than the beef at the grocery store …
HAYDEN … “The product you are buying from your farmer or rancher is typically packaged in what we call a ‘chub.’
It is a plastic casing with a pound of ground beef and a clip on the end. That packaging is not oxygen permeable, versus the store package that has a nice film over the top.”
Tune in tomorrow for more on the safety of the ground beef you buy at the grocery store OR from your local farmer or rancher and why their different colors aren’t really something you need to worry about.