JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BI-LO and Winn-Dixie announced today both chains will no longer purchase fresh ground beef containing lean finely textured beef.
“BI-LO and Winn-Dixie are committed to offering quality foods and services at a great value. Customer reaction in response to recent reports on lean finely textured beef have put into question the USDA-approved process. Today BI-LO and Winn-Dixie announce we will no longer purchase fresh ground beef containing lean finely textured beef,” said the company.
About BI-LO Holding
BI-LO Holding is the ninth-largest traditional supermarket chain in the United States. Under the banner names of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie, the company employs 63,000 team members who serve customers in 688 grocery stores and 493 in-store pharmacies throughout the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. BI-LO and Winn-Dixie are well-known and well-respected regional brands with deep heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and loyal team members, and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers. For more information, please visit www.bi-lo.com and www.winn-dixie.com.