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No Frills meat mis-labeled?

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No Frills meat mis-labeled?

I bought a cheap roast this week at No Frills to try out the 500 degree cooking method on. The No Frills stick on label describes it as "grade AA or higher and product of Canada" but the plastic on it is imprinted that it is USDA Inspected Select. I know that US Select is the same as Canada AA but is this Canadian beef meant for the US market or is it imported US beef?
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I've found that many cuts of beef (steaks, etc) at No Frills are imported from the US. So if you want Canadian beef, make sure it says so on the label. What you bought could very well be imported US beef. The No Frills stick on label could be a mislabeling.
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USDA Select is the equivalent of Canada AA.
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mslolo wrote:
Jan 1st, 2013 5:32 pm
I bought a cheap roast this week at No Frills to try out the 500 degree cooking method on. The No Frills stick on label describes it as "grade AA or higher and product of Canada" but the plastic on it is imprinted that it is USDA Inspected Select. I know that US Select is the same as Canada AA but is this Canadian beef meant for the US market or is it imported US beef?

method X? That method works only for prime rib with a bone in it...
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I'd swap that around.
Toss in a 250F oven for a bunch of hours then finish it at 500F.

Even the picture they have has a giant band of well done.
Not so much an issue in something really tender like a Prime Rib, but an issue for something tougher like Eye of Round.
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death_hawk wrote:
Jan 1st, 2013 7:10 pm
I'd swap that around.
Toss in a 250F oven for a bunch of hours then finish it at 500F.

Even the picture they have has a giant band of well done.
Not so much an issue in something really tender like a Prime Rib, but an issue for something tougher like Eye of Round.
I usually cook my roasts using the America's Test Kitchen method. Sear on stove top then throw in 250F oven for a few hours. Just thought I would try something new and the $ invested is low so not a great loss if it tanks.

edit. Anyways too late, already in oven :cheesygri
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Costco Imports Most Of Its Meat From The US also .as well as certain fish from chile
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Keelenorth wrote:
Jan 1st, 2013 8:09 pm
Costco Imports Most Of Its Meat From The US also .as well as certain fish from chile
Then why do the meat trays and store banners say 'Canada AAA Beef'?
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jayt90 wrote:
Jan 2nd, 2013 1:08 am
Then why do the meat trays and store banners say 'Canada AAA Beef'?
Maybe this a location / supply / time of year thing. In the past two months, I've only seen US beef at my local costco. Not just US beef, but "blade tenderized" US beef. I was very upset when I realized what I had bought, thought maybe it was just the cut I had chosen. Went back a few weeks later and saw that all their beef was US and blade tenderized.
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Not sure about this, but I'm guessing they ramped up imports from the US as a reaction to the XL recalls and haven't switched back yet.
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Picked up a pack of steaks at Costco last night, they're back to serving AAA Canadian Beef, at least at my location.

The "blade tenderized" notices remain, I am dissapoint.
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mslolo wrote:
Jan 1st, 2013 5:32 pm
I bought a cheap roast this week at No Frills to try out the 500 degree cooking method on. The No Frills stick on label describes it as "grade AA or higher and product of Canada" but the plastic on it is imprinted that it is USDA Inspected Select. I know that US Select is the same as Canada AA but is this Canadian beef meant for the US market or is it imported US beef?
I think what happened is the store used the wrong PLU# on their scale. They used the one meant for their regular roasts that are tray packed from Cargill. Usually they have a different code for the cryovac ones that do not state the grade because the company's buyers use a variety of vendors from Canada and the US to support those sales.
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0xffff wrote:
Jan 9th, 2013 12:25 pm
Picked up a pack of steaks at Costco last night, they're back to serving AAA Canadian Beef, at least at my location.

The "blade tenderized" notices remain, I am dissapoint.
Apparently they've always done it, but just recently due to the XL Foods thing started labelling it.
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/costco-d ... e-1283773/
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