Black Spots

BobJ

TVWBB Fan
Picked up the attached butt today from a local butcher which is doing curb side service so you don't see what you get till you get home. As you can see, there are blackish spots on butt which I've not seen before, anyone else seen such? Smells fine, was not cyro packed, just wrapped in butchers paper

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BobJ

TVWBB Fan
I'll find out when I thaw it, as it didn't smell I figured it was okay and froze it for later use. I may even see if I can cut them off.
 

Chris Allingham

Administrator
Staff member
I forwarded this photo to Dr. Jeff Savell at Texas A&M Meat Sciences Dept. He says:

The photo is low res so I cannot blow it up to give a good look, but it looks to be blood splash. Blood splashes are internal hemorrhages usually due to stress before the animal is slaughtered. Unless it is more extensive, it is a quality, not safety issue.
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BobJ

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Thanks all, seems that although unsightly, it's harmless.

I normally resize photos to shrink the file size. Guess there are times I shouldn't.
 

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