Howdy Pardner's: You may have questions regarding packaged ground beef (but this also goes for chicken, turkey, lamb and pork) and processed patties we all buy at local supermarkets. Here's a piece of information that I researched after watching Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution "Pink Slime" episode.
I love meat, y'all know that but in the spirit of education and food safety it's imperative to know what you are eating and feeding your friends and family.
Here's the beef on Canadian processing.
Bottom line, if the ground "meat" you buy is processed or package in the good ol' U. S. Of A, walk away.