Remember the “pink slime,” i.e. leftover scraps from beef processing that get sanitized with ammonium hydroxide and then are added to ground beef. Well now the beef industry is proposing to label the beef products that contain ammonium hydroxide sanitized beef as (are you ready for this?) “contains lean finely textured beef.” How do these words in any way describe to consumers that the ground beef contains ammonium hydroxide sanitized beef?
Read about here – http://yhoo.it/HyDYfq
Consumers in the U.S.A. should be very concerned about this and the fact that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) thinks it is a good idea. Oh really. I thought the USDA was supposed to protect the consumer and to ensure the safety and quality of the nation’s food supply.
Contact your elected representatives and express your concern over the use and labeling of ammonium hydroxide sanitized beef in any food product.