I saw this recently.
"The Kroger Co., the nation's largest traditional grocer with 2,435 supermarkets in 31 states, said it will stop buying the beef, reversing itself after saying Wednesday that it would sell beef both with and without the additive.Federal regulators say the ammonia-treated filler, known in the industry as "lean, finely textured beef," meets food safety standards. However, critics say the product could be unsafe and is an unappetizing example of industrialized food production.The chains joined Safeway, Albertsons and Food Lion, among others, who have said they won't sell beef with the filler. "Our customers have expressed their concerns that the use of lean finely textured beef -- while fully approved by the USDA for safety and quality -- is something they do not want in their ground beef," Kroger said in a statement. "As a result, Kroger will no longer purchase ground beef containing lean finely textured beef."
I sure am glad.ammonium hydroxide in beef? Damn.