Don’t Call it a Comeback — Pink Slime Beef Returns

After heavy negative publicity hit, McDonald’s and other fast food restaurants recently made a business decision and said that pink slime will no longer be the foundation of their high quality foods. So what to do with all the leftover Jiggly Puff colored meat? Give it to the kids, of course.

The U.S. Department of agriculture announced that it will be buying 7 million pounds of the controversial ammonia-treated meat and will be distributing it to the country’s school lunch program.

Kids will eat anything, right? I mean we unknowingly ate it for a while.

This announcement was made only a couple weeks after the government announced its plan to provide healthier lunch choices at schools, with more vegetables, fruits and whole grain food on the menu.

The USDA approves of it and said that it meets the standards set for food safety. So, although questionable, the government said it’s good and safe to eat.

As the Huffington Post gingerly put it, the meat is a ground-up combination of beef scraps and cow connective tissues that are treated with ammonium hydroxide to kill pathogens like salmonella and E. coli.

The ammonium hydroxide that is added to the beef is what has caused the most concern nationally because many believe it can be harmful to eat. A red flag should be that it is an ingredient in household cleaners and fertilizers.

“Lean beef trimmings” is the term for the yummy, gooey meat. That’s like calling cocaine a “Powdery body stimulant.” Not to say it is as bad as cocaine, but let’s be real, that’s not just beef trimmings, it’s pink slime.

So, the meat could be a risk according to some microbiologists, but as it stands, it’s safe enough to soon be served by a lunch lady near you.

[Thx Huff Post]

By Isai Rocha

Isai is the self-proclaimed Kanye West of burrito eating. He has a hard time trusting vegans, ranch dressing and especially vegan ranch dressing.

8 replies on “Don’t Call it a Comeback — Pink Slime Beef Returns”

Pretty basic reference there so I’d hope most people.

It’s not a good chemical though. I mean “Generally Recognised As Safe”?? That’s hardly nutritious and delicious…

But, if profits can be increased for one or more of the elite class and/or corporate USA then no price is too high to be paid by the bleating citizen-sheep of the USA.

Pink Slime ™ in your vile spawn’s vittles?

Rejoice ye mere commoners.

Love it or leave it.

It IS fro the children.

You DO support the troops don’t you.


Hmm!  Lean beef trimmings – so how do we make lean beef?  We trim the FAT and the GRISTLE of it (beef scraps and connective tissue) then add the slime and we get McDonalds hamburgers.  This is a disgusting practice.  Now, because us savvy adults won’t eat the crap, they are forcing it on our children.  We need to go to a home made lunch for our kids.  If you can’t afford it, have the gov’t. give you the money they used to pay for your at school lunch.  You could probably afford to feed the whole family lunch on that.  Of course, if you complain enough, the pink slime will end up in the dog and cat food.  We just can’t win.

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