I was pleased to be able to not report a fast food meal containing pink slime. Then pink slime goes and pops up in the news again.
Pink slime is moniker for the "meat" used in some processed foods, which is really just a conglomeration of leftover meat parts. It's typically used for things like chicken nuggets and chicken patties and pre-made hamburgers. What goes into pink slime is a little unknown and a little questionable, but most reports say it's not unusual for it to contain meat scraps, blood, hair, and more. It's treated with ammonia to kill bacteria, then dyes and flavorings are often added back in to make it slightly more appealing. Not really something you'd want sitting on your dinner plate or your child's school lunch tray.
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But that's exactly where it's making an appearance again: school lunches. RecentRead More »from Pink Slime Returns to Cafeteria Lunches in Four States — and School Officials Allowed It