Lean Finely Textured Beef (LFTB)
March 22, 2012
Nicole LeBeau Gavin
813.620.1139 x 223
Sweetbay has made the decision to no longer carry fresh ground beef products that contain lean finely textured beef (LFTB) or boneless lean beef trimmings (BLBT) as a result of current consumer preferences and feedback. We are currently working with our suppliers on an immediate transition plan based on product availability. In the interim, we encourage customers who wish to purchase ground beef that does not contain LFTB or BLBT to choose our 80 percent lean ground beef or Nature's Place brand ground beef, which we guarantee is free of LFTB or BLBT. While we understand that both the USDA and food industry experts agree that LFTB and BLBT are safe for consumption, Sweetbay is committed to offering high-quality, wholesome products for our customers based on their preferences.