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how are you dealing with the pink slime in our burger ? how long have we been eating it? what else have they been feeding us?
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pink slime in burger

posted at 3/23/2012 6:28 AM EDT
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how are you dealing with the pink slime in our burger ? how long have we been eating it? what else have they been feeding us?

Re: pink slime in burger

posted at 3/23/2012 7:50 AM EDT
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I have not bought ground beef in many years.  With all the recalls they've had on hamburger, I just decided I didn't need to eat it.  I wish they'd just sell plain meat and not fill it with stuff.  Reading the label on a roast the other day I saw it contained "beef broth and sodium something-or -other".  Why not just PLAIN meat?  Chicken and turkey has been pumped full of "juice" for years.

Re: pink slime in burger

posted at 3/23/2012 9:44 AM EDT
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I was checking out the stores that sell it, most do.Well I might just grind my own or go to our local butcher.He gets his beef from his dad's farm and he doesn't do any funny bussiness with any of his meat.

Re: pink slime in burger

posted at 3/23/2012 10:38 AM EDT
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I won'tr buy it if I know it's there.  I know turkey and ham are full of all sorts of stuff.   Judy, is chicken?  I didn't know that!!

Re: pink slime in burger

posted at 3/23/2012 11:38 AM EDT
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I buy ALL of our meat at a local Meat Market.  They do not use that!  Thank goodness.  It sounds gross, I can't imagine what it does to the real flavor!!

Re: pink slime in burger

posted at 3/23/2012 2:49 PM EDT
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I do my best to purchase from better meat providers, and if I do purchase from a supermarket, it is always the one with the no questions asked return policy. I would never feel badly returning something consumable should I feel the slightest bit unsure.

Re: pink slime in burger

posted at 3/23/2012 3:29 PM EDT
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I buy the leanest ground beef available at Walmart  and its tag always says, "100% pure ground beef. Nothing added".
Today I carefully checked every variety, price and even quanity (size ) and wrapping.  Each package said it was 100% pure
ground beef with no additives.
I know that pink slime has been used in school lunches.  Have any of you seen it in your markets?

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posted at 3/23/2012 4:03 PM EDT
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GRANA  here;
I rarely buy ground beef; prefer to go VEGETARIAN(using TVP; texturized  vegetable protein/soy)
I also have groundmyown when ground beef is necessary( seldom is)
Hubby gavemea FIRST CLASS  food procesor forour  45th anniversary( 5 years ago) & has gotten his money's worth by my usingitto make various components for healthier cooking& more varieties of things to eat: 
PB
  cheeseshreds; more lowerfat varieties availale in chunksthan in pr-packed hreds
 fresh pastas
 whole grain bread crumbs
 International salads:
 Japanese ucumber salad w/ ginger, sweet onions&  sweet & mild rice vinegar
 DanDan noodles( Asian noodles  in a PB sauce)
Greek tzadiki  ( cucumber, yogurt  & mint topping for gyros( roast lamb sandwich or
falafel( chickpea croquettes)
 cookies w/ chopped& ground nuts
Just whenI startto think :it's too much work";'I'm reminded  of why it is worth  the the effort, by things like this posting or a news program/ article on  television/radio/ internet  or newspaper
Today I made  chili con carne( w/ meat ) instead of my usual non carne( meatless)& used  roast beef I ground up p myself to the consistancy we both prefer( more chunky, less minced)I also addedTVP so that I only neded 1/2 the amount  of beef to get that  hearty ., beefy chili we've always loved.
WhenI ocasionally buy ground beef;  I get the 93% extra lean ,often angus; shrinks very little & looks, tates& smells like beef.When you factor in the lessor amount of shrinkage from fat melting out, it really isn't that much more expensive; when it is; I buy a  boneless roast & grind my own!I cut up cubes for stew and    a  small lean pot roast for 2; never available in our store when beef is on sale. 

Re: pink slime in burger

posted at 3/23/2012 4:32 PM EDT
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I buy the leanest there is.

Re: pink slime in burger

posted at 3/24/2012 7:31 PM EDT
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Yuck!  Makes me want to stop eating meat!

Re: pink slime in burger

posted at 3/24/2012 9:54 PM EDT
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The problem with the  pink slime  is that it IS beef.  It has been made from scraps that used to be designated for dog food.  They process the beef by breaking it down with heat and grinding it then treating it with ammonia.  the resulting product is then frozen to be added to the ground beef.
If you go by the label on the beef it does not have to be listed because it is beef.
The great thing is because of the recent media information about it many stores are now deciding not to add it or sell meat that has it as an additive.
I often grind my own beef for burgers, chili or other uses. 

It is amazing how by a few broadcasts by the media we can very quickly change the market. 

Re: pink slime in burger

posted at 3/24/2012 11:47 PM EDT
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I buy ground turkey.  Do not buy beef.  Have not in many many years.

Re: pink slime in burger

posted at 3/25/2012 12:32 AM EDT
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You get what you pay for.

Re: pink slime in burger

posted at 3/25/2012 3:20 PM EDT
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We have our own meat so I have not ever bought meat from the store.

Re: pink slime in burger

posted at 3/25/2012 11:28 PM EDT
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I have switched to ground turkey for many dishes, in place of ground beef. I don't like the texture of the turkey but force myself to eat it. I now know to ask at the meat market, "where's the beef?"

Re: pink slime in burger

posted at 3/26/2012 5:03 PM EDT
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GRANA  here;
What, exactly is pink slime?;
I 'm aware of many additives dded to our meat supply: preservitives, coloring agentss & wate; but pink lime is not something I know about, otherr than I don't want it in my food.I buy either meatles burgers or top grade 93% extra lean Angus ground beef or grind myo wn from a roast beef or boneless pot roast; Even though t's not something I'm like to get ;I'd stil like to know what it is.
Does anyone know; please fill me in;
 THANX!

Re: pink slime in burger

posted at 3/26/2012 8:16 PM EDT
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Here's some information about "pink slime" ...
http://beefisbeef.com/

Re: pink slime in burger

posted at 3/27/2012 6:25 PM EDT
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GRANA  here;
 well, folks,I found out all about pink slime.I do not feel any less concerned or better about it; I'm even more outraged!!!!!!!!!!!!
In case ny of you did not know, likeme, boutthetopic,I'm posting in 3 parts an article from theWahington Post newspaper. If anythingfgodaboutthis can comefrom it; itwil be to make us all more  aware of what food products we have been naively buying &  feeding to our families. Hopefuy wewon't et so  uncautious again, anytime  soon 
I don't understand how the FDA ( tasked w/   seeing that our food supply is safe, allowed this to happen? Howcan a product labeled100% beef  contain anything other than pure beef.Amonia is not beef !; nor in my opinion a safe thing to ingest!


I wonder what thenext "surprise" will be ?

Re: pink slime in burger

posted at 3/27/2012 6:30 PM EDT
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GRANA  here;
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: LUBBOCK, Texas — The maker of "pink slime" suspended operations Monday at all but one plant where the beef ingredient is made, acknowledging recent public uproar over the product has cost the company business.Craig Letch, director of food quality and assurance for Beef Products Inc., declined to discuss financial details but said business has taken a "substantial" hit since social media exploded with worry over the ammonia-treated filler and an online petition seeking its ouster from schools drew hundreds of thousands of supporters. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided school districts may stop using it, and some retail chains have pulled products containing it from their shelves.Federal regulators say the product, which has been used for years and is known in the industry as "lean, finely textured beef," meets food safety standards. But critics call the product an unappetizing example of industrialized food production.Beef Products will suspend operations at plants in Amarillo, Texas; Garden City, Kan.; and Waterloo, Iowa, Letch said. About 200 employees at each of the three plants will get full salary and benefits for 60 days during the suspension. The company's plant at its Dakota Dunes, S.D., headquarters will continue operations.

The company, meanwhile, will develop a strategy for rebuilding business and addressing what Letch called misconceptions about the beef the company makes

Re: pink slime in burger

posted at 3/27/2012 6:32 PM EDT
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GRANA  here;
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"We feel like when people can start to understand the truth and reality then our business will come back," he said. "It's 100 percent beef."The company last week took out a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal defending its product. It also launched a new website, , which Letch says will help dispel myths about pink slime – a term coined by a federal microbiologist grossed out by it and now widely used by critics and food activists. http://beefisbeef.comThe lower-cost ingredient is made from fatty bits of meat left over from other cuts. The bits are heated and spun to remove most of the fat. The lean mix then is compressed into blocks for use in ground meat. The product is exposed to ammonium hydroxide gas to kill bacteria, such as E. coli and salmonella.The result is a product that is as much as 97 percent lean beef, Letch said.  "At a time when so many Americans struggle to put a healthy, nutritious meal on their family's dinner table, the unfounded mischaracterization of Lean Finely Textured Beef as `pink slime' is unconscionable," Barry Carpenter, chief executive officer of the National Meat Association, said in a Monday statement. "I am sure the public is not aware of how widespread and potentially devastating the consequences of allowing public misperception to trump sound nutritional science are." 
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