"Pink slime" no longer sold at Eden Prairie-based Supervalu family of stores

Like Jamie Oliver, the Anoka-Hennepin county school district, and any character in The Real Ghostbusters, we've been following the trail of slime, specifically "pink slime," or ammonia-exposed beef filler that federal authorities still attest meets food safety standards, which has been making its way through both local and national news. Thankfully, it seems like its path of destruction is gradually slowing down, and one Minnesota grocery chain has a large part in that effort.

Eden Prairie-based Supervalu Inc. announced it will no longer be buying or selling ground beef that contains "pink slime" as a response to both health concerns and public outcry, reports ABC news. The recent falling price of shares in Supervalu stock, down 7 cents as of yesterday, may have also played a role in its decision. Shares have been steadily on the decline since earlier this month, reports The Street

The influence of Supervalu Inc. is widespread, as it owns or operates other major grocery store chains all over the country, including Acme, Albertsons, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher's, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaw's/Star Market, Shop n' Save, and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy.

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