Gallery: McDonald’s No Longer Selling “Pink Slime” Beef Treated With Am...

 

McDonald’s and other fast food chains have quietly announced that they will stop selling “Pink Slime” beef – a form of second-grade meat that is treated with a nasty ammonia process to eliminate bacteria. Thanks to national headlines and attention from big name chefs like Jamie Oliver, the USDA-approved process that literally turns dog food into burger meat is becoming more and more taboo for big companies after drawing outrage from vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

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  1. Elizabeth Dana February 12, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Why isn’t the USDA checking the DNA to see if it is even beef? What if it is Horse meat?puking…..

  2. Margaret Fortier August 19, 2012 at 1:24 am

    I have heard about Pink slime and how it is in processed meats for that reason I never buy processed ground meat but buy a roast of beef and pork and grind them up myself so I am sure that I am getting the real stuff but am curious now reading these reports if ground meat is the only place one would find it

  3. simcoi February 4, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I’m sorry, please correct me if I am wrong, but Ecoli is NOT normally found in meat trimmings it is found in the intestines and the many tummies of a cow. The animal flesh is NOT normally contaminated, but I am sure that is what the USDA would want me to believe in order to keep the system running smoothly (god forbid you buy from a local butcher). We all know the animal  is doused in its own feces in the Meat Processing plant. Hey McDonalds you can use that same meat, if you just improve the quality and conditions of those processing plants! I shudder to think what they are using instead.

  4. Suwanee February 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Is the FDA on the side of consumers or on the side of big companies like McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Burger King which are knowingly making Americans sick.

  5. jakobnev February 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Isn’t this move going to increase the amount of animal suffering and pollution caused to produce the same amount of food?

  6. Mary Stephens February 2, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Just reading about pink slime is enough to make me nauseaus

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