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Angus Brands’ commitment to food safety

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There are an abundance of questions and understandable concerns regarding the outbreak of the Coronavirus, especially in Washington State. Food Safety is one of them.

At Angus Brands, we want to assure our customers that we continue to go above and beyond USDA Food Safety mandates, incorporating our other four in-house Safety & Sanitary Policies, including basic Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s). Rest assured that the virus spread has no impact on food, food preparation, or food consumption. Additional information that supports this fact is available via this article from Meat & Poultry. At this time, we’ve also not had any interruption in our supply chain from our current vendors.

Additionally, we have guided our employees so they can know and understand the difference between a common cold, the flu, or if they have  symptoms of this virus. We are all in at Angus Brands to get through this temporary crisis. Should any of you have need of further help, information, would like copies of the article I’ve referred to, and/or would like further information from the United States Department of Agriculture to post in your establishments, please let us know. We feel this virus crisis will be a passing setback, especially for our business, but we’re also #SpokaneStrong!

https://www.usda.gov/coronavirus

Tom Stachecki
President/ CEO
Angus Meats, Inc.

It’s all about the fat

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Ground chuck is a popular cut for burgers, maybe the most popular. That’s because it comes from the neck and shoulder area of the cow, a region that tends to be very flavorful and on the fatty side, with 16-22% fat content. “80/20” is how we refer to it and tends to be our beef blend of choice.

Hamburger that has been designed as a typical restaurant ratio is 80:20 lean to fat. Angus Brands tones it down just a bit with our 85/15 ratio which is recommended as a better ratio for taste and texture.

Which brings us to the question: Why does ground beef have fat?

Fat helps give ground beef a wonderful, buttery beef flavor. Generally, the higher the fat content in ground beef, the more juice it will deliver and flavor it will preserve. However, leaner grinds can deliver an equally desirable beefy flavor, depending on how they are used. So understanding what lean points are best for various applications can help you enjoy ground beef to the fullest without sacrificing your healthy diet.

Lean Points: 73/27 – 81/19
Attributes: Exceptional flavor and juiciness · Helps bind meat together for patties or meatballs
Best in: Burgers, meatloaf, meatballs, Salisbury steak

Lean Points: 83/17 – 89/11
Attributes: Delicious flavor and great texture · Ideal for use when beef is the king of the plate
Best in: Meatballs, leaner burgers, pizza topping, meatloaf, chili

Lean Points: 90/10 – 92/8
Attributes: Great for use as an ingredient when cooking · Ideal for making your favorite meals leaner
Best in: Lasagna, chili, enchiladas, burritos, spaghetti, casseroles, tacos, sloppy joes

Lean Points: 93/7 – 96/4
Attributes: Leanest grinds available · 96% lean grinds are given Heart-Check mark as a heart-healthy food · Primarily used as an ingredient in lean, healthy foods
Best in: Asian lettuce wraps, cabbage rolls, tacos, stuffed peppers, tostadas

Source: Cargill Ground Beef

Coming to a supermarket meat case near you

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Buy local! These deliciously juicy patties are made fresh in Spokane, have an extended shelf life and set weight, as well as a scannable label at check out. Perfect for Father’s Day grilling, grad parties, or summer barbeques. 

Three varieties of patties including chuck, extra lean, and lean. 

Traypack 4 x 1 80/20 Beef Patties

6 patties per tray

Traypack 4 x 1 80/15  Beef Patties

6 patties per tray

Traypack 3 x 1 80/20 Chuck Patties

4 patties per tray

For more information or to order, contact Angus Brands at 509-482-7033

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