14 Jan '12, 1pm

No More “Pink Slime” at Taco Bell, McDonald’s, and Burger King

No More “Pink Slime” at Taco Bell, McDonald’s, and Burger King

theimpulsivebuy /CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 It’s been a rough year for ammoniated beef. It’s a fancy name for a scary practice cooked up by Beef Products Inc , a company that saw sales plummet by 25 percent this year due to the general public responding to questionable meat processing practices. And most recently, the decision by Taco Bell, McDonald's, and Burger King to stop use of the industry named "pink slime." Food Safety News reported on the process: Beef Products Inc. uses an innovative process to turn fatty beef trimmings, which used to go mainly into pet food and other byproducts, into hamburger filler. Because the trimmings are at risk for E. coli or Salmonella contamination, the company adds a mixture of ammonia and water (ammonium hydroxide) to kill bacteria. "Pink Slime" at the USDA It’s been called “pink slime" by none other than the USDA. The New York Times reports tha...

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