This JoTo Out is getting outed as we speak – it is called “pink slime” and it is more than disgusting – it is reprehensible! It is one of the worst secrets of the beef industry and it is being exposed by major media across the country. It gives me the willies to even write about it.
What is pink slime, you may ask? “Pink slime” is beef trimmings. Once only used in dog food and cooking oil, the trimmings are now sprayed with ammonia so they are safe to eat and added to most ground beef as cheap filler. 70 percent of the ground beef available at the supermarket contains it.
“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. The “pink slime” does not have to appear on the label because, over objections of its own scientists, USDA officials with links to the beef industry labeled it meat.
Read about it here on abc news investigation by a whistle blower who came forward: 70 Percent of Ground Beef at Supermarkets Contain Pink Slime.
Another blogger article (its all over the blogs) is What is Pink Slime and How to Avoid It on eatlikenoone.com
Educationnews.org also blogs about it in their March 14th article titled: School Cafeterias Continue to Use Pink Slime Meat Product
The PR moral of this story is “do not push off shoddy products as genuine to your consumers, folks!”