Question: I purchased some steaks a couple of days ago and they’ve been refrigerated the whole time. But now the color of the meat has become darker and more brown. Are the steaks still safe?
Answer: The steaks should be fine. As the U.S. Department of Agriculture points out, it’s normal for fresh meat to change color during refrigerator storage. For instance, it’s common for beef to turn more of a brownish shade, due to oxidation.