Most Supermarket Beef Contains ‘Pink Slime,’ Research Says
by CHRIS CURLEY on MARCH 20, 2012
Maybe it came as no surprise that cafeteria “mystery meat” contains reconstituted beef trimmings — so-called “pink slime” — but what about the ground beef you buy at the supermarket?
Around 70 percent of ground beef sold in grocery stores contains some “pink slime,” beef scraps normally used for dog food and cooking oil that have been that have been treated with ammonia to be made acceptable for human consumption, ABC News reported March 7.
“It’s economic fraud,” says Gerald Zirnstein, a former U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist who first brought the beef-trimmings controversy to light. “It’s not fresh ground beef. … It’s a cheap substitute being added in.”
The “pink slime” controversy ignited after celebrity chef Jamie Oliver singled out the beef-scrap cleaning process on his television show “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.” Since then, fast-food chains McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and Burger King have discontinued using the product in their food.
Reader Question: Will this news change the way you buy and consume beef?
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