Kroger, Dillons parent-company and the nation's largest traditional grocer with nearly 2,500 supermarkets, had said yesterday that it would sell beef with and without the additive. But now the company says it will stop carrying the beef altogether.
Earlier today, Stop & Shop said it will stop selling the beef because of customer concerns. They join Safeway, Supervalu and Food Lion, among others.
The low-cost ingredient is made from fatty bits of meat left over from other cuts. Last week, the Agriculture Department said that starting next fall, schools involved in the national school lunch program will have the option of avoiding the product.