Lighthouse Point, Florida
Customer service

The meat department is always putting old brown hamburger meat inside fresh meat. I am so tired of getting home to fix dinner & finding dark brown hamburger meat ( could even be outdated) hidden inside fresh hamburger meat.

Food is expensive enough without having to worry about if someone is going to get ill from bad meat. Today I purchase ground round & not cheap at todays prices. Over $7. I finally had enough & took it back.

I don't know how they can get away with it. It's wrong & should not be allowed to happen to us.

Reason of review: Poor customer service.

Monetary Loss: $10.

Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution.

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I have just complained to Publix manager in Sebring for the second time in less than 6 months about old, darker ground beef hidden inside nice , fresh looking stuff. What a disappointment.

Giving my money back is little compensation for ruining my planned dinner. Shouldn't this be illegal?


Some people are idiots and should do research before they open there mouths. Especially on subjects they know nothing about.


Hiding old meat in fresh ground beef is an urban legend.

Beef, especially extra lean, turns dark from the inside out, due to moisture content.

The time it would take to hide old meat in new, would exceed any cost savings.

It is a common myth, as the one that employees dye beef red.


There is no way you can put old meat inside new meat. The process is called myoglobin and its due to lack of oxygen on the inside of the meat


When meat is not aerated, it turns brown, not necessarily because it goes bad.

Being that meat is frozen,it's dense and airless up until the point at which it is thawed. If there is no foul odor, and the texture is the same throughout, your meat is fine.