At least three national supermarket operators announced today that they will no longer sell meat containing ammonium hydroxide-treated beef cuts, a.k.a “pink slime,” according to the Associated Press.

Boneless lean beef trimmings, or “pink slime.” (Beef Products Inc./AP)

The announcement came just weeks after the U.S. government and schools said they were buying 7 million pounds worth of the controversial meat filler for school lunches, and a month after McDonald’s and other fast food chains said they would no longer use it.

The crusade against pink slime has been going on for months. Beef Products Inc., which distributes the filler, has said repeatedly that the product is completely safe, but many parents and food advocates aren’t convinced. A petition to get lean beef trimmings out of America’s food supply now has almost 250,000 signatures.

It’s hard to keep track of which stores and restaurants are or aren’t using pink slime. Below, a handy list on where you can eat or buy a burger slime-free:


Burger King

Taco Bell

Grocers operated by Supervalu

— Acme

— Albertsons

— Cub Foods

— Farm Fresh

— Hornbacher’s

— Jewel-Osco

— Lucky

— Shaw’s/Star Market

— Shop ’n Save

— Shoppers Food Pharmacy

Grocers operated by Food Lion

— Bloom

— Harveys

— Reid’s

Grocers operated by Safeway

— Genuardi’s

— Dominicks

— Safeway stores