NO. This is a cosmetic color change, which means that the freshness or flavor should not be negatively affected. Myoglobin, a muscle protein, will change color depending on how much oxygen it is exposed to. For best practice, consume, cook or freeze meat within 1-2 days of the “sell by” date.

Bad meat is no fun for anyone.  However, there’s no need to necessarily overlook discounted meat on appearance alone.  Just pay attention to the date on the package and how long it’s been in your fridge.

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