With grocery stores, fast food joints and schools falling over themselves to jump off the bandwagon, one chain is taking things a step further—it'll take the stuff off your hands in exchange for its own product.
"Pink slime" is the name critics use for ammonia-treated ground beef filler, which appears in a significant portion of ground beef sold nationwide.
To take advantage of the furor over the meat product, El Segundo-based grocery chain announced this week that each of its stores will host a "Pink Slime Swap Meat" all day Wednesday.
Customers can bring up to two pounds of fresh or frozen ground beef from another retailer to any Fresh & Easy and exchange it for a package of the store's ground beef.
Lake Forest's store is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 22475 El Toro Rd., at El Toro and Trabuco roads.
"We have never, would never, and will never use the ammonia-treated filler known as 'pink slime' in our ground beef," reads a message posted Monday on the front page of the grocer's website.