more than likely the meat is fine, point it out and see if the guy will dicker. what was his starting price?
i have made hormel brined ribs and although they dont turn out like unbrined ribs, they taste the most wicked smoked ham you ever had.
i personally wouldnt be afraid if the price was right. PMT is right, i am sure you have unknowingly eaten much scarier meat.
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