Old Meat Marketed as New with Red Dye
Think really red meat is super-fresh? Think again. The redder the meat, the more red dye and nitrates have been injected into it. The picture here shows two steaks that are both exactly two weeks old. The bottom one is what your steak would really look like and you probably wouldn't buy it. The top one has been injected with dyes and nitrates so it looks super-fresh and the chance you would buy it significantly increases. Have you ever opened a package of fresh meat and it smells a little off? Maybe it is, maybe it's a month old but it's been cosmetically-enhanced.