Does Your Ground Beef Contain Pink Slime?

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It’s been a topic of discussion for awhile but recently gained steam when reports came out that many major grocery stores do, indeed, sell ground beef that does contain ‘pink slime’. So what exactly is this ‘pink slime’. Seriously, don’t google it you’ll be totally grossed out.

According to ABC News, “The “pink slime” is made by gathering waste trimmings, simmering them at low heat so the fat separates easily from the muscle, and spinning the trimmings using a centrifuge to complete the separation. Next, the mixture is sent through pipes where it is sprayed with ammonia gas to kill bacteria. The process is completed by packaging the meat into bricks. Then, it is frozen and shipped to grocery stores and meat packers, where it is added to most ground beef.”

Not delicious sounding by any stretch of the imagination. I won’t get into a debate about whether this is or isn’t good for our food supply, but I will say that I’m glad I have only purchased grass-fed organic ground beef for the past year or so.

Now, you likely want to know the answer to this question: “Does my store sell pink slime ground beef?” and I have a resource to help you. My friend Ann, you may know her as Coupons, Deals and More, put together a run-down of stores that sell pink slime ground beef.

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3 thoughts on “Does Your Ground Beef Contain Pink Slime?”

  1. Pink slime is disgusting, but it’s only the beginning! There needs to be a greater push to remove artificial flavorings and sweeteners from our food supply!

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