Contact Us

Recipe Rescue: Pink Slime, Really!?

In a time in my life where I am trying to watch what goes in my body, now I have to worry about glued meats and pink slime? What’s in your burger?I know that there are mixed feeling’s about the government taking care of its people, but in one area that I have appreciated this ‘help’ has been with the quality assurance I thought that I was getting at the grocery store. I am starting to think that if I don’t grow it, make it or raise it, I shouldn’t eat it.

burger
pointnshoot, flickr

The word of pink slime is running crazy over the internet today and has me upset and grossified. Here is the basics of pink slime as I have understood: It’s not meat, but its pink so it is meat. It comes from the scrapes of ‘regular’ beef. Pink slime is ground, bathed in ammonia and mixed into ‘regular’ beef. I am sure that I have cut out steps and simplified it way to much, but really that’s all we need to know. Essentially additives to bulk up our beef and it’s not only in our fast food but in our grocers meat cases too. Up to 25% of our ground meat is something other than what we thought we were getting and its perfectly legal and government approved. In fact it is said that the slime is safe and offers no health risks.

Many fast food chains decided late in 2011 and early 2012 to stop purchasing meat mixed with slime. However, many schools still serve the meat mixture.

Now when we talk about meat glue, well that is something completely different, but equally disturbing.

Share your thoughts now in the comment section on meat glue and pink slime.

 

More From K99

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://k99.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on K99 – Colorado’s Best Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on K99 – Colorado’s Best Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!