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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March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- We agree, as do the nation's leading food safety authorities, with USDA's unequivocal statement that the BPI's Boneless Lean Beef Trimmings are safe, wholesome, and nutritious.
AFA Foods (AFA) today announced that, given recent changes in the market for its ground beef products and the impact of media coverage related to Boneless Lean Beef Trimmings ("BLBT"), it has determined that the best way to preserve value for its stakeholders is through an orderly sale of some or all of its assets.
March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent public discussion regarding the use of Boneless Lean Beef Trimmings (BLBT) has generated numerous inquiries regarding the use of this product in the production of the BUBBA Burger[R].