McDonald's to stop using "pink slime" in its hamburgers

McDonald's to stop using

POSTED: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 1:50pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 1:51pm

Fast food chain McDonald's is no longer using the controversial ground beef additive filler known as "pink slime".

Pink slime is spare beef trimmings treated with ammonium hydroxide which is used to kill any bacteria in the trimmings; usually, that quality of meat is used to make dog food.

As disgusting as it sounds, the additive is approved by the USDA.

McDonald's move comes after TV chef Jamie Oliver made public calls for restaurant chains to stop using the filler, and even went on to show consumers how the "slime" is made on his television show, “Food Revolution”.

McDonald’s went on record, saying its decision to stop using pink slime was “not related to any particular event.”

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