The color of the meat means little, there are cattle that have naturally darker meat, plus, how they were fed and slaughtered affects that as well. But, you should never be able to smell meat while it is still wrapped.
"perhaps...but then again...maybe not..."
careful there son, those ribs are boiling hot...
(='.'=) Here there be bunnies...
Pacific Rim BBQ
Bob's Brew and Que