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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Thank the Gods I don't eat beef

Because I don't want to eat pink slime.

Is Pink Slime in the Beef at Your Grocery Store?
Pink slime,” a cheap meat filler, is in 70 percent of the ground beef sold at supermarkets and up to 25 percent of each American hamburger patty, by some estimates.

“It kind of looks like play dough,” said Kit Foshee, who was a corporate quality assurance manager at Beef Products Inc., the company that makes pink slime. “It’s pink and frozen, it’s not what the typical person would consider meat.”

As seen in the movie Food Inc., the low-grade trimmings come from the most contaminated parts of the cow and were once only used in dog food and cooking oil. But because of BPI’s treatment of the trimmings — simmering them in low heat, separating fat and tissue using a centrifuge and spraying them with ammonia gas to kill germs — the United States Department of Agriculture says it’s safe to eat.

Eeeewwwww. I hope they don't have white slime for fish, since I am a pescetarian. Thanks to YKWIA for grossing me out with this.

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