Saturday, March 10, 2012

Pink Slime & Worms

There is a material being added, we are told, to fully 70% of the hamburger sold in this nation; added, we are told, in order to reduce the production cost of said hamburger. ABC News describes for us just how this additive, called "pink slime," is made,

"The “pink slime” is made by gathering waste trimmings, simmering them at low heat so the fat separates easily from the muscle, and spinning the trimmings using a centrifuge to complete the separation. Next, the mixture is sent through pipes where it is sprayed with ammonia gas to kill bacteria. The process is completed by packaging the meat into bricks. Then, it is frozen and shipped to grocery stores and meat packers, where it is added to most ground beef…"

Seriously? Gathering, simmering, centrifuging, spraying with ammonia, packaging, freezing, and then shipping to where it is defrosted and added to hamburger. You have to be kidding me. That crap is more expensive than the hamburger it is supposedly being added to. How do you reduce the cost of a product by adding something to it that has to cost more than the unadulterated product costs?

Remember how "everybody knew" that MacDonald's was adding worms to their hamburgers?

1 comment:

Bartender Cabbie said...

They were adding worms. Big pink ones

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