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Trader Joe's Beef

e_bone Nov 10, 2013 06:05 AM

My local TJ's sells 85/15 "ground beef" for something like $3.99/lb and then on the next shelf down "Natural ground beef" for something like $4.59/lb and for the life of me I couldn't see a difference. There was nothing on the label of the cheaper beef that would tell me why it *wasn't* "All Natural". It didn't say it was extended, or included a brine, or included a solution, or preservatives.

And no, I wasn't mixing it up with the Organic beef either. Any ideas about the difference between the two packages?

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    chez cherie RE: e_bone Nov 10, 2013 08:04 AM

    i believe the tj "natural" line is raised without antibiotics. i'm sure the captain could tell you for sure. (i will try to remember to ask on one of my many visits this week.)

    1. Atomic76 RE: e_bone Nov 13, 2013 01:36 PM

      I would be careful right now, Aldi just got into trouble for selling horsemeat as beef, and they own Trader Joes...

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        Cathy RE: Atomic76 Nov 13, 2013 06:55 PM

        1. Aldi DOES NOT own Trader Joe's. Research it.

        2. The Aldi stores in question for selling horse meat were in FRANCE.

        3. It happened in February, 2013 and has been settled.

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          BigWoodenSpoon RE: Cathy Nov 13, 2013 11:39 PM

          Thanks for keeping the facts straight Cathy!

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