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Why does my meat have ink on it?

written by

Kait Kesten

posted on

September 21, 2022

Because we deliver our meats across the state line, we have to use USDA-inspected processing facilities.

Some day I'd love to write a post about the amazing processors we use!

USDA inspectors use a food-grade ink stamp to mark that the carcass has passed inspection. They stamp each half of the carcass.

If you happen to get a cut of meat with color on it, the purple ink you see is from the stamp. Sometimes it's the stamp itself, and sometimes it bleeds a little.

Remi and I try to be aware of what packages we pull from the freezer pack, but sometimes we don't catch if there is a stamp.

The ink is food-grade and can be consumed or trimmed off, but if that is something you are not comfortable with, please reach out to Remi so we can make things right!

I hope this was helpful 👍


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