Let’s Put a Stop to “Pink Slime” on School Lunch Trays

Original posting by BETTINA ELIAS SIEGEL (The Lunch Tray) on MARCH 6, 2012

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Back in July, 2010 I wrote a post entitled “One Burger, Please, Extra Ammonia and Hold the E Coli” which described the now well-publicized beef product known as “pink slime.”  The substance, which looks like this,* is produced by Beef Products, Inc., a beef processing plant in South Dakota.  BPI injects a mixture of cooking oil and fatty beef trimmings (formerly used for pet food) with ammonia in an attempt to remove E. coli and salmonella.

There has been such a public outcry against “pink slime,” (in part due to a graphic demonstration by Jamie Oliver on his Food Revolution show last summer) that fast food chains like McDonald’s, Burger King and Taco Bell have agreed to stop using it in their food.

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