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Kroger's Watery Meat

by Gary Guss » Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:38 pm

Just got back from a visit to their meat case .. Almost everything is getting the treatment with Salt Water up to 15%. This is crap ! Maybe I'm late to the party here, but this stuff is dishonest at best, it's also explains why the last couple of times I've bought pork chops etc they failed to brown right on the grill and tasted "mushy'. Anybody else notice this? Next time out I'm going to take a look at Meijer and ValuMarket and see what the deal is over there.

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Re: Kroger's Watery Meat

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Re: Kroger's Watery Meat

by Bill P » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:36 pm

I think agri-biz is cahoots with the pharma companies. Keep adding forking salt to everything until every man, woman and child in America is on beta-blockers and/or ACE inhibitors for hypertension. And let's not forget the diuretics to flush all that sodium from our system.
Just another reason I'm glad I have a range of local farms to choose from when purchasing meats.
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Re: Kroger's Watery Meat

by Gary Guss » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:43 pm

This is worse than putting your thumb on the scale to make it weigh more, seriously bad. So much for goevernment oversight for the consumer
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Re: Kroger's Watery Meat

by Robin Garr » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:14 pm

One more reason to buy grass-fed, hormone-free, humanely raised meat and poultry from local producers!
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Re: Kroger's Watery Meat

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Bill P wrote:.


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Re: Kroger's Watery Meat

by Gary Guss » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:56 pm

While I really want to only buy meat from cows that commit suicide in a non violent way, I really would like to see somebbody step up here and start to demand a fix for this problem, all of us can't afford to purchase said Shmoo meat and indeed if we all did the supply would rapidly be depleted. This is a failure of regulation or maybe the regulators are too close to the regulated.
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Re: Kroger's Watery Meat

by Robin Garr » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:10 pm

Gary Guss wrote:Shmoo meat ...

Great Al Capp reference! <applause!>

I have to say, though, Gary, while I don't disagree with your observation that the locavore farm movement is far too small to satisfy mass demand, I think it's important to keep the other side of that coin in mind: Big Agra makes billions by selling most Americans - and a growing number of people around the world - meat produced by least-common-denominator standards aimed at quantity, not quality, and of course maximum profit.

Personally, I'm opting out, either by paying a premium for locavore produce or not eating meat at all. I don't expect others to do this, but as an individual, I'm no longer willing to make that compromise.
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Re: Kroger's Watery Meat

by Carla G » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:13 pm

I think Americans in general have earned a reputation for not noticing what's going on whether it's in the food industry, pharmasudical industry, industrial or whatever. We've been pegged as mere consumers of quantity with no concern for quality. Bigger! Brighter! Shinier! Newer and latest, whether we need it or not , it's how we keep "score" and tally our success in relation to (or in competition with) others.

Along the same lines did anybody notice how pricing on everything was jacked up to ridiculous levels then "" marked down" for Black Friday sales. It used to be only a few retailers did it now even once reputable stores like Macys are doing it too. I think they think WE are the schmoos!

I would agree its high time we spoke up and demanded quality for our money regardless of the industry.
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Re: Kroger's Watery Meat - Shmoo instead !

by Gary Guss » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:51 pm

Who knew there was Shmoo cake ?

http://www.acanadianfoodie.com/2013/07/ ... hmoo-cake/

Wow what a story !
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Re: Kroger's Watery Meat

by Carla G » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:41 am

Just FYI...
I was in Meijers today and spoke with their butcher (well, actually, I have no way of knowing if he was a butcher or just an hourly filling in behind the counter) of this thread. I asked if Meijers injects their meat and he very honestly said they did inject their turkeys and whole chickens.
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Re: Kroger's Watery Meat

by Gary Guss » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:19 am

I've been kind of looking and apparently this is common practice in most of the markets, but its avoidable if you read the label, at least if the labels are accurate and not bs. Saw chciken breast with Tyson and Pilgrim listing no water added, but the house brands had up to 15% broth etc. What a scam !
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Re: Kroger's Watery Meat

by Carla G » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:21 pm

http://springsbargains.com/2010/09/behi ... of-chicken
This was a pretty interesting chart...
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Re: Kroger's Watery Meat

by Joel F » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:51 am

this is now an issue under examination in the UK

Supermarkets selling chicken that is nearly a fifth water
Consumers paying 65p a kilo for water, as legality of process of 'tumbling' imported chicken called into question

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/d ... asts-water
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Re: Kroger's Watery Meat

by Carla G » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:34 am

Joel F wrote:this is now an issue under examination in the UK

Supermarkets selling chicken that is nearly a fifth water
Consumers paying 65p a kilo for water, as legality of process of 'tumbling' imported chicken called into question

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/d ... asts-water


Thanks for sharing that Joel, it was an eye opener. 40% water!!? Really?! Yuck.
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