Why did my ground beef turn brown? Have you ever bought ground beef at the store that looks great but then two days later has brown spots? Have you wondered is this brown ground beef safe to eat? Meat scientist David Hayden explains why ground beef changes color in this video.
David Hayden is Meat Scientist with a passion for the agriculture industry, an avid traveler and foodie. He lives on a small farm just outside of Lexington KY. David grew up on his family’s western KY farm where they run a 250 head commercial cow/calf herd and eight commercial poultry houses for Perdue Farms. He attended Murray State University where he majored in Animal Science and later Oklahoma State University where he furthered his education with a masters in meat science. David works full time for the JBT Corporation where he assists large and small meat processors across North America in the development of new and innovative meat products and technologies. Alongside his career, he strives to use his education and experiences to answer questions and educate consumers about where their food comes from, how it’s grown, raised, and processed. In his spare time, David is either at his home away from home in Idaho where he co-owns a restaurant or traveling the globe discovering new adventures along the way.
You can learn more about modern farming practices, how your food is produced, and follow along on his travels via his blog https://farmingamerica.wordpress.com/
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