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Old 02-04-2006, 10:41 AM   #11
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Man, I'm glad that I'm not the only one who is nervous of the stuff. The cooked product was decent, but it was the texture of the raw meat that got me nervous (too mushy). Too weird. That said, I'm still happy I tried it, just to see what it's like.
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Old 02-04-2006, 11:42 AM   #12
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Some years back, I saw a TV expose about how a certain supermarket chain dressed up old meat so they could sell it. They did things like re-grinding hamburger, then re-packing it with a new expiration date, washing off meat with clorox to remove the smell, and...pre-seasoning or pre-marinating the meat to disguise the funky taste and odor.
I know Hormel is a reputable company, but ever since seeing that documentary, I have shyed away from pre-seasoned and pre-marinated meats.
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Old 02-04-2006, 12:11 PM   #13
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Some years back, I saw a TV expose about how a certain supermarket chain dressed up old meat so they could sell it. They did things like re-grinding hamburger, then re-packing it with a new expiration date, washing off meat with clorox to remove the smell, and...pre-seasoning or pre-marinating the meat to disguise the funky taste and odor.
I know Hormel is a reputable company, but ever since seeing that documentary, I have shyed away from pre-seasoned and pre-marinated meats.
That is disgusting!! There are some real idiots out there!!
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Old 02-04-2006, 01:21 PM   #14
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Washing w/ clorox? R U sure? wouldn't you get sick since it's bleach??

My parents used to own a VERY SMALL meat market and at our place, we did stuff kind of like that. Not to that extreme though. We were an old fashioned place, so no pre packaged stuff, pick what you want and we wrap it for you. Anyways, if a steak that is still good, but has been on the shelf for a couple days (and starting to discolor), it's not uncommon to take it and ground it into hamburger or chili meat. We didn't have to do that too often though. On a small scale, and since I knew the process, that doesn't bother me. But with the big companies, and I can't see it, I guess that's where the distrust of the big guys is.
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Old 02-04-2006, 07:51 PM   #15
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Yes, I'm sure htc. I'm sure it was some sort of Clorox solution. You know you can purify drinking water with a few drops of Corox per gallon. It may taste and smell a little funky, but it's safe to drink.
I think it was 60 minutes who sent in several undercover people with concealed cameras. One guy actually got a job in the meat department.

I sure wish we still had some small meat markets like that around here, but they are few and far between. Most of the big stores don't even have butchers anymore.
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