I have no problem with finely textured beef. Sounds like the processors are very concerned about food safety.
The food industry is coming under increasing attack by the FDA, EPA and enviro-wackos. One way to get everyone’s weight down would be a good, old-fashioned famine.
What’s coming next is an assault on vegetable oil, the most basic of food commodities, because most of it is processed using hexane (yes, one of the explosive components of gasoline). Expect to pay a lot more for it soon.
Most telling, this same story about ammonia treatment of beef came up in the NYT in 2009, when there were negotiations with their union United Food and Commercial. Workers Union,. Local 222.
If you want to destroy America, look no farther than the unions.
Eat Montana beef..:)
We love the stuff. It makes the best chili and tacos.
If anyone wants to send us your pink slime, we will put it to good use. Pack it up in some dry ice and send it here. It’s grilling season. We can add some tofu, Parmesan cheese, egg and season salt for the best burgers on the planet!
If it’s so good, they can sell their “lean, finely textured beef” product as is. Put it in a package and let it compete with regular ground beef. At minimum I want to know whether this filler is in my hamburger.
This is basically the meat that was once considered too dangerous (or unappetizing) for human consumption and went into dog food and other animal feed. Beef Products, Inc. may have found a way to make it safe by using ammonium hydroxide gas, but it sure as heck isn’t a very appealing process and I really don’t want anything to do with it.
Can we buy from Beef Products Inc?
I think that conservatives need to keep this company in business.
Great. That should be the only beef Congress is allowed to eat while in D.C.
New slogan: “Pink Slime: The Particle Board of Meats”
It’s NOT what’s for dinner...
The 4th branch of government needs is butt put in a sling.
I am 5th gen cowman...I am the first of my family NOT to raise cattle (but I grew up on the family’s ranch). My uncle used to (before the gov came down on small biz to drive the packing biz down to 5 companies), owned a meat (beef) packing company. They made/sold everything from halves to ground beef
I know an awful lot about beef.
And LTGB is NOT what you want/expect from ground beef.
It’s so low quality of cuts that it’s not acceptable for the low-end hot dogs (beef).
Think about that. There is an old saying about cheap hot dogs....they are made of lips and #$@holes. FTGB, by definition are those fleshy areas that are highly contaminated with e-coli (don’t think i should go further here).
The only solution is to kill the bacteria. That leaves you with a few options
1) Radioactive (most americans would not like that)
2) Chemical (man-made) — like Ammonium
3) Chemical (natural) — like Citrus oil
Next time you are in the store, and pick out some low-quality hamburger that is probably colored with dye, when you get home, give it the smell test. If it smells like urine, then draw your own conclusions about whether or not it’s had ammonium added (hint - the bladder of the cow can’t comtaminate 1500 lbs of meat to that extent!)
BTW, also, you might hear about when selecting steaks to look for “marbleing”.....HA HA! That’s the OLDEST trick in the BEEF BOOK!
You take an old beef cow at the end her prime, put her in the pen and feed her high protein feed and antibiotics for 45 days and she marbles out real pretty.....Nice layers of fat between meat layers that’s tough as a boot!
The rancher gets pennys for his product, and you get charged big bucks. WHY?
Because the government drove the small guy out the business. This “small guy” however, is doing unethical things with beef. It’s tarnishing the reputation of “100% American Beef”.
here’s what GONNA happen. Look for Beef (in the store) prices to collapse in the net 3-6 months. Why? BECAUSE PEOPLE DON”T WANT PISS IN THIER MEAT!
So they traded SH&T for PISS! That’s an improvement? As for me, I want neither. I prefer to eat a little less quantity, at a better quality.
If you want cheap protein, look for eggs or pork.