Ground Beef Is Brown Inside. Is It Safe?

Package of ground beef

Red = Good. Brown = Bad. Right?

You associate bright cherry red color with the freshness of ground beef, right? That’s what we all look for when shopping at the supermarket. Faced with a choice between a package of bright red meat and a package of brownish meat, you go for the red meat every time.

But when you get home and crack open the package only to find brown meat under that bright red layer of exterior meat, what’s up with that? Has the supermarket wrapped fresh meat around old meat? Has the meat spoiled?

Short Answer: Do not fear. The meat is fine.

Long Answer: Continue reading to find out what’s going on.

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