Schnucks Press Releases
Media Contacts :
Lori Willis
Schnuck Markets, Inc

Date : March 23, 2012

Schnucks Statement Regarding Lean Finely Textured Beef

Leaders of Schnuck Markets, Inc. today announced that going forward the company will require suppliers to provide fresh ground beef products that are free of lean finely textured beef (LFTB) trimmings.  


Although the use of LFTB in the production of ground beef is a USDA-approved process, Schnucks Vice President of Meat and Seafood Ed Meyer says this decision comes on the heels of recent customer concerns about LFTB.  “Some of our customers have indicated a preference for ground beef that is LFTB free.  We are listening to our customers and now working with our suppliers to make the transition,” Meyer said.


In the meantime, Meyer reminds customers that the following products, available in Schnucks stores now, do not contain LFTB: 

Meat Master Ground Sirloin (Ground Sirloin or Ground Sirloin Patties) 

Schnucks Never Ever Ground Round (Natural Ground Round or Natural Ground Round Patties) 

Rain Crow Ranch 100% Certified Grass Fed (90% lean, 10% fat) – 16-oz. package. 

Meyer says, “Delivering top quality products to our customers is always our aim.  Our food experts will always work to ensure that every product sold at Schnucks is wholesome quality product and produced in ways that meet or exceed industry standards.”