FAQ

1.  Where can consumers buy Sy Ginsberg Corned Beef?

Consumers in the Detroit area can purchase Sy Ginsberg Corned Beef at Hiller’s, Busch’s and Holiday Market of Royal Oak. In other areas, try www.zingermans.com or ask your favorite deli/restaurant if Sy Ginsberg Corned Beef is available by the pound. Make sure you ask for it by name!

2.  How is corned beef made?

Fresh beef brisket is trimmed, and then injected with a special “corning” solution (also called pickling brine) before it is cooked.  The way the brisket is trimmed, and the contents and amount of the solution, is what gives corned beef its special flavor.  All Sy Ginsberg Corned Beef is hand-trimmed, and the corning solution is Sy Ginsberg’s own secret recipe.

3.  Which restaurants sell Sy Ginsberg’s Corned Beef?

United Meat & Deli (UMD) sells Sy Ginsberg’s Corned Beef to meat distributors and wholesalers around the country.  In turn, these distributors sell to area restaurants and food service establishments.  UMD does not know all of the restaurants a distributor may service.  If you want good corned beef, ask your favorite deli or restaurant if they sell Sy Ginsberg’s.  Check the rest of our website for restaurants in the Detroit area that sell Sy Ginsberg’s products.

4.  Can businesses buy UMD products online?

Online ordering capabilities for businesses may be available in the future.  Right now, UMD feels it is important to speak with our potential customers directly so that we can provide the best possible service and support.  Personal customer service is a long-standing UMD tradition.

5.  Is Sy Ginsberg Corned Beef safe?

The USDA inspects UMD daily to ensure that all of our meat processing adheres to federal government regulations.  UMD operates under a safety program called HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point).  Under HACCP, critical control points where contamination can occur are identified.  Then safeguards are maintained at each point to prevent product contamination.  It is a commitment to quality that UMD makes each day.

6.  Corned Beef has a lot of fat on it.  Isn’t it unhealthy?

The best tasting corned beef has some fat on it.  Like most things in an average American diet, it should be eaten in moderation.  If you are a deli/restaurant or a distributor, and you want a leaner cut of corned beef, UMD has lean corned beef available.  We can trim meat to the specifications of the customer when necessary.