An Indiana grocery chain is launching a 100 percent local program for Angus beef at its 38 stores. Indiana-based Marsh Supermarkets announced a partnership with eight farms that will supply the beef to grocery stores in Ohio and Indiana. A “100% Local” decal will identify for customers the origin of the beef. A Marsh Supermarkets spokesperson says they are launching the program because “consumers increasingly want to know where their food comes from and how it is produced.” The grocery chain says the meat is also minimally processed, which means free of all additives, including preservatives, dry rubs, marinades, or other flavor enhancements. The program complements Marsh’s Signature Premium Angus Beef program, which features cuts of beef that carry a USDA Certification for Tenderness. Marsh is one of just four supermarket companies in the nation that offers the USDA Certified Tender cuts of beef.
Source: NAFB News Service