Do you like hot dogs? Hot dogs are normally relegated to my bonfire or camping menus as in - I'll buy them when I need something quick and portable, but I don't normally buy them for eating at home. And when I do get them, I'm pretty picky about what I buy.
I make sure they are 100% grass-fed beef with no fillers. I have also been on the no-nitrate/nitrite train for quite awhile. Recently a friend told me that there are nitrates/nitrites found in sea salt and celery powder. Okay. Then, I started noticing a shift in labeling. Product packaging now read: no nitrates or nitrites added except for those naturally occurring in sea salt and celery powder. Maybe it's always read that way. But I just started noticing it.
Thankfully, there are several options between Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and reputable local butchers. As always - just read the labels. What do you look for when you purchase meat?