PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway and Supervalu, the fifth and sixth largest food retailers in the U.S., respectively, have each issued separate statements announcing plans to discontinue the use of lean finely textured beef filler in all ground beef products sold at their stores. “Effective today [March 21], Supervalu has made the decision to no longer purchase fresh ground beef containing finely textured beef for any of our traditional retail stores,” read an e-mail ...

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