Originally Posted by cosmo20002
Isn't "pink slime" really just beef the same as any other but it's just smaller amounts that have been separated from the fat and other shit?
Someone named it 'pink slime' and started a whole big thing.
Yes, some yahoo gets on TV, shows a picture of finely textured CHICKEN, calls it pink slime in your ground beef, pours a bottle of toxic household ammonia cleaner over a hamburger and scares all the dumbshits of the world.
Originally Posted by HonestChieffan
lean finely textured beef is made from the remnant scraps of cattle carcasses that were once deemed too fatty to go into human food. The scraps are heated and centrifuged to reclaim bits of muscle and then the product is treated with ammonium hydroxide to kill bacteria like Salmonella and E. coli before being mixed into ground beef. Currently, USDA allows these beef products to contain up to 15 percent lean finely textured beef without labeling requirements, but last year the department said it would allow voluntary labeling.
Schools are back to buying ground beef that contains LFTB, USDA says its not an issue, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a left leaning outfit even says it became an issue because people thought it was gross.
THIS is real information, sadly most people refuse to learn it. more fun to scream pink slime and fear the zombie apocalypse.
Also many beef packers don't even use ammonium hydroxide, but instead use citric acid as the anti-microbial spray. Same as what's in your multi-vitamins. but that doesn't make quite as dramatic an after school special on ABC.