In Response to Re: pink slime in burger:
GRANA here; PAGE 2 "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.com
The 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 mischaracterize 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."
Posted by ann h
Thanks Ann for the clarification on this matter.We have most likely have been eating this for years and someone put a nasty name to it and the media flew with it.I have and will continue to buy my beef where I normally buy it.