Ground Beef smelling like cow poop???
lil

Santee, CA

#31 Sep 19, 2012
I was searching for some feedback on Walmarts steaks. Found this info. I looked at their ground beef in the store and didn't look right.

I found a couple of steaks and thought we would try it. One day in the fridge and it was turning brown. Took it out of the package and was rinsing it off and the steak had a horrible odor. I put it close to my nose and it smelled like vinegar along with the horrible smell. Needless to say we are not going to cook and eat it. Back they go to Walmart. where is there any good meats :(
interested

Norman, AR

#32 Sep 19, 2012
Go to Durhams in Stanford. They have good sales and very nice meat. I quit buying meat at Wal-Mart.
agree

Somerset, KY

#35 Sep 20, 2012
interested wrote:
Go to Durhams in Stanford. They have good sales and very nice meat. I quit buying meat at Wal-Mart.
I'm like you, I refuse to buy meat from Walmart. I did make an attempt at their meat products a year back but it was a nightmare. The ammonia odor that came out when seal was broken on a patties package was atrocious and the 2lb package of ground hamburger didn't smell like beef at all in the skillet & went out the door to the dogs. You don't know what you are getting in the bigger stores, I don't care what they say.
kuntry

Richmond, KY

#36 Sep 24, 2012
Just stop eating meat PERIOD! Ewwww yuck,,,,,,
Food Inspector

Chester, VA

#37 Oct 16, 2012
First off meat does go brown if you open the package its oxidization. Secondly the bad smell when you first open the package is usually a nitrogen gas that is added to remove the oxygen so your meat doesn't go brown(customer appeal) but this dissapates after about a minute and should go away if not then yes return it the producers gas was probably not adjusted correctly. Pink slime has been used for years the news had nothing one week and made it a false issue to keep ratings. And really if its not fresh ground(not in a plastic chub) your going to have quality issues but in the all it should be wholesome(not going to get a healthy human sick). Now apply common sense FDA and USDA albiet not perfect do thier best to make sure what you eat won't kill you. And if in doubt throw it out (or return for refund).
OhioGuy

Napoleon, OH

#39 Nov 10, 2012
Me too wrote:
I didn't mean to say buger. I meant to say BURGER.lol
I have been coming across this problem as well, in Ohio, over the past year and a half. Funny thing is I can't find anyone else who has noticed anything. Lol. Glad to see I'm not CRAZY. I finally did some searching but have found few articles about it. I bought the meat from several locally owned stores, not Walmart. Plus I have had it once with local pork, and recently with some French fries!!!!! Tasted and smelled like manure barnyard! Never before 2011 have I ever experienced this and I'm 33yo. Thanks for your posts about this!
agree

Somerset, KY

#40 Nov 11, 2012
OhioGuy wrote:
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I have been coming across this problem as well, in Ohio, over the past year and a half. Funny thing is I can't find anyone else who has noticed anything. Lol. Glad to see I'm not CRAZY. I finally did some searching but have found few articles about it. I bought the meat from several locally owned stores, not Walmart. Plus I have had it once with local pork, and recently with some French fries!!!!! Tasted and smelled like manure barnyard! Never before 2011 have I ever experienced this and I'm 33yo. Thanks for your posts about this!
We really haven't a clue as to what we are getting at the meat counters anymore. Anyone who says they don't smell it, somethings is wrong with them! I refuse to purchase meat at Walmart. I either buy from a small country store (owner grinds daily) or I have started buying from Scwhan's. The only thing with Scwhan's is meat is frozen & to get tender burgers you need hamburger that hasn't been frozen. I questioned the Scwhan's driver & learned that they only buy from one farm and they process is after they get it.
Beefeater

Denver, CO

#42 Nov 25, 2012
Ok, i don't know what's up, but has something changed? I've eaten hamburgers cooked from grocery store ground beef for over 40years and never encountered this.

Saturday, bought 2lb pack of 80% lean ground beef from local Safeway. Wife started making chili and called me over to smell the ground beef in the pot. It reeked of cow manure. I've never smelled anything like that. It nearly gagged me.

Returned the empty pack to Safeway and got a refund. Purchased two one-pound packs of 93% with a 'purchase by..' date 3 days later than the previous pack.

Went to cook it up tonight and it has the same stink. Not nearly as strong, but clearly nasty.

So, is this something new? Has something changed in the last year to how reputable companies are making ground beef?

Going to try a different store (King Sooper) tomorrow and see what I get.

- b -
Laura Canada

Smiths Falls, Canada

#44 Feb 8, 2013
This all has been recent even here in Canada. bought the ground beef in the rolls...it smelled terrible frying it..you couldnt mask the taste either. this time i paid over $70.00 in our major grocery store chain in Canada called Loblaws in the regular styrofoam packaging...stinks. a different stink but smells horrible! Whats going on !, just read Britian has just found horse meat at Burger King and there main grocery stores up to 70% horse meat..google it.
moo

Versailles, KY

#45 Feb 9, 2013
maybe it's the cows doing it somehow they are tired of being so low on the food chain
Liz

Sunnyvale, CA

#46 Mar 1, 2013
When they slaughter the cow, it poops. Some of that poop lands on the meat, since it is all just dropping onto a processing line. It smells like poop because it has poop on it. You can smell even small amounts because all animals, humans included, have a high sensitivity to pee and poop odor.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#48 Mar 2, 2013
We have spent way to much money on meat and chicken.. and my family and I getting sick from it no matter what brand we purchased.

We are tried of getting sick. Are tummies where swollen from the meats and chicken.

Now we have stopped eating grape tomatoes. Most of them are not even grown in the ground anymore.
I think people that are looking overweight is because of the poisoned foods.

The stores are not changing, including Walmart, so we have to change what we eat.

I would not even think of purchashing fish anymore because of all the garbage in the ocean. Disgusting & sickening.
Now I hear they are going to be using horse meat, even in restuarants.
Sad!
original poster

Tucker, GA

#49 Mar 3, 2013
I'm so glad I wasn't the only person going through this. I too have still noticed the smelly ground beef but continue to return it. Now this horse meat??? This is going to be a huge problem for beef Byers too. I think I'm switching to chicken lol
ex meat hualer

Cedar Knolls, NJ

#50 Sep 20, 2013
Its not only beef . I have had some ham that tasted like crap to. And its not only walmart. IT is our slaughter houses with poor regulations and cross contamination. Low wages, and not caring about how to handle meat. I used to hual meat when I was a truck driver. What I seen was sick. Its a wounder if many have not been killed by poor handling of our food.
parent of two

Stanford, KY

#52 Oct 14, 2013
Kill a deer and grind it up for your burger, it is red meet and good stuff.
Knows

Lexington, KY

#54 Oct 15, 2013
Carnivore wrote:
Call your County Agriculture Extension office and ask if they could test it.
Your local health department could help you also.
If they don't help call the Governor's office, tell them and ask them what to do.
They will put you in contact with the proper people.
Oh yes, the Health Department should know. Don't have faith in that department, not the Agriculture end anyways. Let's see beef smells like cow poop. I don't eat it anymore, but I could take a guess why it might. When you start letting hazardous things run into a field of cows, polluting the ground, you can expect the meat to smell like something.. sure it's cow poop?
burgerdetective

Marietta, GA

#55 Nov 24, 2013
In the past few months I have ordered hamburgers in various fast food restaurants.I was really disappointed that several of them smelled like cow poop.I thought at first that it had to be my imagination until it happened again and again at different restaurants.These burgers were not spoiled so it makes me suspicious that pink slime was replaced with something worse.I won't be getting hamburgers from fast food restaurants anymore.
Curious

Stanford, KY

#56 Nov 24, 2013
burgerdetective wrote:
In the past few months I have ordered hamburgers in various fast food restaurants.I was really disappointed that several of them smelled like cow poop.I thought at first that it had to be my imagination until it happened again and again at different restaurants.These burgers were not spoiled so it makes me suspicious that pink slime was replaced with something worse.I won't be getting hamburgers from fast food restaurants anymore.
In what cities/areas?
really

Lexington, KY

#59 Jan 3, 2014
What do you expect when people are running their human waste out in creeks? No need to worry... nothing will get done.
Nicole

Browns Summit, NC

#61 Jan 9, 2014
I had the same problem... Wasn't a fresh smell.. Looked fine but smelled like a cow pooped it out...

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