Say good bye to the slime. McDonald’s says it will no longer use so-called “pink slime” - beef trimmings washed in ammonium hydroxide to kill bacteria – as an additive in its burgers.
The term was first coined by television chef Jamie Oliver, who has campaigned against the additive’s use.
In an episode of his show, Food Revolution, Oliver said the fatty meat trimmings would typically be used for dog food and are not fit for human consumption.
Oliver has called out the USDA or even allowing the McDonald’s pink slime to be used in the first place, when many countries do not.
One USDA microbiologist was quoted as saying, “I do not consider the stuff to be ground beef and I consider allowing it in ground beef to be a form of fraudulent labeling.”
McDonald’s said its decision to halt the use of pink slime was “not related to any particular event.”
As for the other pink slime, the stuff McDonald’s uses in its chicken nuggets, that’s still on the menu.
More in the video below.
- McDonald’s Pink Slime is Off the Menu (inquisitr.com)
- McDonald’s Gets Rid of the ‘Pink Slime’ (clutchmagonline.com)
- McDonald’s Finally Ditches “Pink Slime” In Burger Recipe (bfreenews.com)