The grocery chain announced last Thursday that it would stop stocking beef products containing an additive know as "pink slime."
"Pink slime" no more—for local Giant and Safeway stores. Giant Food, a top regional grocery chain based in Landover, declared last Thursday that it would stop selling meat with a finely-textured beef additive also known as "pink slime." The company is among a number of stores that have stopped carrying the product because of customer concern. Food regulators, however, say pink slime passes food safety standards. Giant released a statement last Thursday saying: "While [the U.S. Department of Agriculture] has indicated this product is safe for consumption and complies with all applicable standards for lean beef, many of our customers have voiced concern regarding Finely Textured Beef," the company said in a statement. "We value the trusted …
Major Curt Sayre is attempting to break the record for the longest period of time ringing a hand bell at the Old Georgetown Road Giant.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The bells started ringing just after midnight early Wednesday morning, and if Salvation Army Major Curt Sayre is successful in his record-breaking attempt, they won't stop until noon on Thursday. As a part of the kickoff to the Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign this year, Sayre is attempting to ring bells for 36 hours at the Giant located at 10400 Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda. He's aiming to break a record of 34 hours set by a Salvation Army officer in Spokane, Wash., and to raise awareness about the Red Kettle campaign, the Salvation Army's largest fundraiser. Last year, the Salvation Army's National Capital Command helped more than 62,000 families in need in the greater Washington, D.C. region, according to the group. “This is …