pink slime

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pink slime

A popular term for an inexpensive, low-quality meat filler, which comprises up to 70% of ground beef sold in the US.
Pink slime is produced by taking low-grade trimmings—i.e., from the parts of the cow most susceptible to contamination, often close to the hide which is exposed to foecal matter—from the meat production line that would otherwise be wasted and disinfecting them with ammonia, producing a pinkish meat “slime” used to supplement inexpensive ground beef.
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The BUBBA burger[R] DOES NOT contain, and has never contained, any BLBT or similar beef additives.
Producing BLBT ensures that lean, nutritious, safe beef is not wasted in a world where red meat protein supplies are decreasing while global demand is increasing as population and income increases.
In fact, BLBT is a sustainable product because it recovers lean meat that would otherwise be wasted.