HARRIS Teeter announced that it is the first retailer in the country to offer U.S. Department of Agriculture Certified Very Tender beef.
Harris Teeter began labeling its Reserve Angus beef brand with the USDA Certified Very Tender label in its stores April 23. The new certification guarantees consumers the highest-quality tender eating experience, the company said.
The company believes the label will serve as a useful tool for consumers who consider tenderness an important beef quality.
Cargill Meat Solutions, supplier of Harris Teeter's Reserve Angus beef, was the first processor to have its tender program certified by USDA and will provide Harris Teeter with the cuts eligible for certification, which include rib-eye, striploin, shortloin, tenderloin and top blade.