And You Thought It Was Just ‘Pink’ Slime

And You Thought It Was Just ‘Pink’ Slime

by Lena Groeger
ProPublica, April 12, 2 p.m.

“Lean finely textured beef,” aka “pink slime,” sparked an uproar when the USDA bought 7 million pounds of the stuff for school lunches. The agency maintains it’s safe and healthy; critics say it’s not fit to eat. But the burger filler isn’t new, nor is it the only way that meat packers maximize production. Here’s how it stacks up against two other mechanical processes.

Lean Finely Textured Beef   

 

Mechanically Separated Meat

Advanced Meat Recovery

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE LINK:  http://www.propublica.org/special/and-you-thought-it-was-just-pink-slime

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