What Is The History Behind Pink Slime?
What Is The History Behind Pink Slime? When did it make it's way into our food? Who makes it? Who buys it?
Pink slime — the fusion of ammonia and fit-for-dogs beef scraps — might be the latest cause among good-food crusaders, but it's been around for a while.
According to the story, the first major milestones in the life of the slime occurred in the seventies, first when technology was introduced that could freeze meat in just two minutes, and two years later, when ammonia hydroxide was labeled safe for consumption by the FDA.
Over the next ten years, Roth and his company were mostly involved in trying to make meat safer, given ongoing outbreaks of E. coli. Their methods increasingly involved spraying ammonia gas at the reformatted beef scraps, a process approved for sale and marketing to the public in 2001. The ammonia addition would later become a point of much contention for anyone standing against pink slime and indeed, the next year, future whistle-blower Gerald Zirnstein toured a BPI plant and in a magic moment, coined the term "pink slime" in emails that question the stuff.
by Connie Smith 6 years ago
It was bad when we found out recently that McDonald's, Taco Bell and Burger King had "pink slime in their food. Still, it only affected me a little since I rarely eat fast food. I was pretty ticked, though, when I heard that the USDA had bought 7 tons of it for the school...
by Don Bobbitt 6 years ago
If PINK SLIME is so BAD, why is OK to allow ANTIBIOTICS and HORMONES in our meats?Ok, the press had a slow day and showed us the PINK SLIME issue and at least the affected ground meat will now be labeled as per the USDA.But, a far more dangerous thing is also happening to our meats, and that is the...
by ptosis 6 years ago
Pink Slime in school lunches - How do you feel about feeding junk foodto children by the USDA?This ammonia-treated meat derivative contains defatted beef trimmings previously only used for pet food is no longer used by McDonald's, Burger King, and Taco Bell - so who bought this 'meat'? The US...
by PhoenixV 6 years ago
Are There Any Fast Food Chains Or RestaurantsThat Serve Pink Slime?Are there any fast food places or Restaurants, that are incorporating pink slime in their food?
by Dee42 6 years ago
What do you all think of the Pink Slime Issue in our Meat?
by Xenonlit 6 years ago
I have a hub that is a recipe for pot roast. Adsense decides to shove a huge ad about "pink slime" right at the top of my hub!This is the worst kind of sabotage, especially when I don't get any real return for writing here in the first place. I am also not going to troll around in adsense...
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