Facts About Lean Finely Textured Beef
Facts About Lean Finely Textured
Recent media interest in lean finely
textured beef (LFTB) has caused some
confusion among consumers. LFTB is simply
beef that has been separated from the fat in
beef trimmings. Trimmings are chunks of meat
that result when large carcasses are broken
down into steaks, roasts and other cuts.
In the past, these trimmings were wasted
because a surgeon’s skill was required to
separate the lean from fat and create a product
that consumers would enjoy. But 20 years ago, a
new technology became available that has helped
us prevent the waste of wholesome, lean beef.
We’re proud that today we can derive more
beef from a beef animal with less waste.
We hope that after viewing the following
resources, you will feel as confident in the
process as we do.