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McDonald's Will No Longer Use 'Pink Slime' in Hamburgers: Great News or Too Little, Too Late?

Living 2012/02/02 19:37:18
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Score one for the health police. Under pressure to escape its "fake food" image, McDonald's has eliminated the use of ammonium hydroxide -- aka pink slime -- in its hamburger meat. Previously, McDonald's had been soaking scrap meat with ammonium hydroxide -- a pink goo-like ingredient in fertilizers, household cleaners and explosives, according to msnbc.com.



Todd Bacon, McDonald's senior supply chain officer, told The Daily Mail that the decision to change course "was not related to any particular event, but rather to support our effort to align our global beef raw material standards."

But many attribute the change to British celeb chef Jamie Oliver, who began a campaign last year to get ammonium hydroxide-treated meats out of the U.S. food supply, according to the Mail. The use of chemically treated scrap meat "to me as a chef and a food lover is shocking," Oliver said. "... Basically we're taking a product that would be sold in the cheapest form for dogs and making it 'fit' for humans."

The "slime" is regulated by the U.S. Agriculture Department, which classifies it as "generally recognized as safe." But it certainly doesn't look very appetizing. Are you happy about McDonald's decision? Or is it too little, too late for McDonald's to change its faux food ways?
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  • nemesis... Samiam 2012/02/04 15:36:16
    nemesis1096
    +1
    I don't smoke, but we're talking about meat on this thread anyway, so STFU! We know smoking is horrible for your health.
  • Samiam nemesis... 2012/02/05 02:11:56
    Samiam
    +2
    we're talking about odd ingredients in the things we like....I DO like to smoke ...I found this list and I knew there were a few evil things in my smokes, but I didn't realize it was this extensive.. calm down..no need for the STFU ....
  • nemesis... Samiam 2012/02/29 20:04:27
    nemesis1096
    Sorry I over reacted.
  • Samiam nemesis... 2012/03/01 17:10:30
    Samiam
    no problem
  • Mike 2012/02/04 05:50:36
    Great news
    Mike
    About time,don't you think!
  • myfoxmystere 2012/02/04 05:15:32
    Too little, too late
    myfoxmystere
    +1
    WHERE'S THE BEEF? WHERE'S THE BEEF!!??!!??
  • jule-sy 2012/02/04 05:00:59
    Too little, too late
    jule-sy
    +1
    That is really disgusting using an additive that's also an ingredient in fertilizers, house hold cleaners and explosives?? explosives?
    I think everyone should go on strike and not buy burgers from these fast food joints!
    Make them grovel for this injustice!!!!!!
  • Samiam jule-sy 2012/02/04 05:58:08
    Samiam
    go to Runza.----mostly a Nebraska food chain..100%pure beef YUMMY !!! other places to consider...Kong Burger...Wendy's gets honorable mention...Boycott burger king and McDonald's.
  • jule-sy Samiam 2012/02/04 15:40:54
    jule-sy
    I'd consider going to Wendy's as they have always been my favorite. We have a wendy's close by too. As a rule though I don't eat hamburgers often, only when I get a craving.
    =}

    Anyway, I don't go to Mcdonald's nor burger king. Right, boycott them!

    Thanks for your comment.
  • Riobhca 2012/02/04 04:50:43
    Too little, too late
    Riobhca
    +3
    I haven't eaten there in several years and hearing this makes me so glad that I didn't. And I certainly am not going back there EVER. Their food tastes like garbage.
  • Johann Riobhca 2012/02/04 06:05:31
    Johann
    Hail! Hail!
  • EpicStalkerCrayon 2012/02/04 04:29:46
    Too little, too late
    EpicStalkerCrayon
    +1
    One Question, Why did they have it in the first place? D;
  • firelooker 2012/02/04 03:09:11
    Great news
    firelooker
    +1
    Didn't realize they were adding fertilizer to their hamburgers, maybe that's why they tasted like sh#$
  • clasact 2012/02/04 03:06:45
    Too little, too late
    clasact
    +2
    didnt care for Mc Dees to begin with and now I purely hate the place
  • Alley Cat 2012/02/04 02:44:16
    Too little, too late
    Alley Cat
    Dam I always thought slime was sexy
  • 2012/02/04 02:28:35
    Too little, too late
    +3
    They should stop using rat meat and "mystery meat" from China while they're at it.
  • flrdsgns 2012/02/04 02:09:56
    Too little, too late
    flrdsgns
    +3
    ewwww, what was the point in doing that? Why would the FDA allow something like that to be in their meat?

    Sure glad I'm vegan and never eat that junk.
  • Beccy 2012/02/04 02:09:32
    Too little, too late
    Beccy
    +3
    Thanks for the information I think I want to vomit. Everyone should read fast food nation.
  • Patti ... Beccy 2012/02/04 02:18:43
    Patti  The Yes Fan
    +2
    This would be my comment. Makes you want to puke pink slime. UGH
  • Johann Beccy 2012/02/04 06:07:30
    Johann
    +2
    And do not leave out The Omnivore's Dilemma while you are at it. Go read that one to.
  • Libertarian Right 2012/02/04 01:47:25
    Too little, too late
    Libertarian Right
    +2
    Good for them, but I still ain't eatin' there!
    I'm quite sure there are still carcinogens aplenty in their crappy burgers! XO
  • Paul 2012/02/04 01:19:52
    Too little, too late
    Paul
    +6
    I'd still eat it, it's delicious. I'm a fat kid on the inside.
  • Patti ... Paul 2012/02/04 02:18:58
  • Karen Meek 2012/02/04 01:15:37
    Too little, too late
    Karen Meek
    +3
    Can't believe anyone ever thought that was an ok idea. Disgusting!
  • steve 2012/02/04 01:13:37
    Too little, too late
    steve
    McDonald's real wholesome, anything to squeeze out an extra buck
  • Johann steve 2012/02/04 06:10:41
    Johann
    +1
    There food makes lactose/preservative intolerant people like me have problems. Better eat at home no excuses.
  • Diddley Squat 2012/02/04 01:11:01
    Great news
    Diddley Squat
    +4
    That looks so disgusting. If people knew that was in there they wouldn't eat McDonald burgers, period. I don't think it was the health police. It was ... like who would knowingly eat something that gross?
  • lurx: the soda jerk 2012/02/04 01:04:36
    Too little, too late
    lurx: the soda jerk
  • Zervur 2012/02/04 00:54:49
    Great news
    Zervur
    +1
    Where will I get my pink slime now.
  • CodeBlonde 2012/02/04 00:52:08
    Great news
    CodeBlonde
    hey at least it's SOMETHING.
  • Doug King 2012/02/04 00:52:02
    Great news
    Doug King
    +2
    Would have been happier not knowing about the pink slime.
  • Johann Doug King 2012/02/04 06:12:02
    Johann
    +1
    Blind Acceptance is bliss to many.
  • Doug King Johann 2012/02/04 16:25:17
    Doug King
    Interesting point.
  • FatherLiberty 2012/02/04 00:43:19 (edited)
    Too little, too late
    FatherLiberty
    +5
    Anyone who eats any fast food is simply insane and/or does not care about themselves. In fact, there is very little to choose from in the US if you want food that is safe because the FDA has become more entangled with protecting big agri-businesses then the consumers. Just look at the disease rates in America... cancers, diabetes, etc have been skyrocketing.

    And, removing the pink slime isnt enough. What about the 900ppm fluoride chicken nuggets, etc? The lists of chemicals used in these processed foods is not only ridiculous and dangerous, it should be absolutely illegal.
  • Karen Meek FatherL... 2012/02/04 01:25:34
    Karen Meek
    +2
    Agree 100%
  • hellokitty 2012/02/04 00:35:11 (edited)
    Too little, too late
    hellokitty
    +3
    I recommend you read a book called 'Fast Food Nation' (the darkside of the All-American meal) It will make you not want to eat fast food again. People are just naive thinking that they are getting quality ingredients in a low cost burger or meal. Go to your local supermarket or restuarant and see how much a quality piece of meat is! You're not getting a choice cut of meat in a hamburger trust me! There have been many things said about what type of 'beef' they put in burgers eg ... cheeks, ears, lips and noses of cattle. It may sound disgusting but really it's still BEEF! And as for Mc Donald's Chicken nuggets!! Go on youTube and see how they're made... YUCK! I cant see how fast food will ever be healthy. Sure salads and the like might be, but I still prefer to make my own food at home the majority of the time. I put love into making it, enjoy cooking and know exactly what I'm putting in my body. A big EWWWWW to the fast food places!!!!!! (also check out Super Size me!) And American's need to stop eating crap!! Deep fried Snickers bars and Twinkies. Huge cups of coke... Moderation people!!! It may save your life!! evil mc donalds

    hey hey hey
  • RyokuSonic 2012/02/04 00:29:53
    Great news
    RyokuSonic
    Our Japanese teacher was showing us a video of what they put in Mcdonalds hamburgers,
    Oh how he'll be surpised that he this is here the same day
  • norm 2012/02/04 00:23:23
    Too little, too late
    norm
    +8
    I am pill free at 60. I attribute it to a simple philosophy. Moderation in all things and never, never eat at a fast food restaurant. Learn to cook. It is easy. It is fun. It is actually less expensive-well, sometimes. Everything you hated as a kid, give it another try. Buy a wok. Veggies, veggies, veggies. Fruit, fruit, fruit...Even meat once in a while. Not every meal. Booze and beer-so what? Water, water, water...Oh does it feel good to feel good at 60!
  • katieh1000 2012/02/04 00:22:31
    Great news
    katieh1000
    +1
    WELL BECAUSE PEOPLE GET BIG OVER THAT STUFF ITS MEAN MCDONALDS
  • Little Queen-phαετ 2012/02/03 23:54:57

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