Did you know that much of the available ground beef sold today contains "pink slime" filler? The U.S. Department of Agriculture approves it as safe to eat, but do you really want to? TV chef Jamie Oliver first exposed the ammonia-treated meat scrap salvage on his show Food Revolution
. Then McDonald's stopped using it in their burgers in August 2011. http://consumerist.com/2012/02.....dient.html
(We didn't even know they were using it!)
You can avoid getting this product if you buy organic ground beef or grind your own.
This week ABC News reported at http://consumerist.com/2012/03.....-beef.html
The "pink slime" is made by gathering waste trimmings, simmering them at low heat so the fat separates easily from the muscle, and spinning the trimmings using a centrifuge to complete the separation. Next, the mixture is sent through pipes where it is sprayed with ammonia gas to kill bacteria. The process is completed by packaging the meat into bricks. Then, it is frozen and shipped to grocery stores and meat packers, where it is added to most ground beef.
and CBS News reported today that your kids may soon find more of it in their school lunches http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-50.....ink-slime/
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to buy 7 million pounds of "Lean Beef Trimmings," what many dub pink slime, from Beef Products International (BPI) for the nation's school lunch programs.