McDonald's scraps controversial 'pink slime' beef process

McDonald's scraps controversial 'pink slime' beef process

McDonald's scraps controversial 'pink slime' beef process

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by KREM.com/KING5

KREM

Posted on January 31, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 31 at 12:33 PM

McDonald's has made a menu change, announcing the restaurant will no longer use a food additive some have dubbed "pink slime."

The food additive is a filler made from spare beef trimmings treated with ammonium hydroxide. The process kills off any bacteria, and it's recently come under fire by critics.

Nicknamed "pink slime," it's been criticized in the news, a major documentary and by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

However, McDonald's contends their decision is not based on any particular event.

The USDA has approved the use of ammoniated beef trimmings, stating it is safe.

 

 

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