HERBERT’S COUNTRY MEAT MARKET
Meat Inspection = Safe and
wholesomeness of the U.S. meat supply is ensured by meat
inspection. All meat that is sold must, by law, pass
inspection. Meat products are among the most highly
regulated and supervised products in the food supply.
Everyone pays for meat inspection through taxes.
Meat Grading = Taste and
grading is administered by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA). Beef quality grades indicate
palatability characteristics such as tenderness, juiciness
and flavor. There are eight quality grades for beef
which reflect the amount of marbling (fat within the
lean), firmness, color and texture of the beef, and the
maturity of the animal.
Grading is optional and paid for by meat processors.
More than half of the beef available is graded.
Generally, only three grades are identified and sold to
restaurants and at retail:
has the most marbling. It usually is sold to
restaurants, although some specialty meat markets
like HERBERT’S COUNTRY MEAT MARKET in Hempstead,
New York sell it.
This is the best beef you can buy with the
most flavor, tenderness and consistency!
cuts tend to have a little less marbling. Choice
is the most widely available grade in the market.
has the least amount of marbling, making it leaner
but often less juicy and flavorful than the other
is just inspected. There
is no quality designation.
It doesn’t make the grade!
PRIME is the Best Grade
you can buy with very well-distributed marbling – which
is what gives beef its flavor, tenderness and consistency.
USES BLACK ANGUS PRIME BEEF
The next time
you shop for beef – check if you are getting the best
possible Grade. Herbert’s
only gives you the best quality and price for USDA
stores sell Ungraded or Select Beef – you need to know
what you are getting for your money…..and you know you
only get the best at Herbert’s Country Meat Market.
you shop at Herbert's you get the highest quality, best
tasting, and freshest meat possible for your dollar.
Call us at 516-483-8896 so we can help you with
your meat order.