7 Million Pounds Of Ammonia-Treated Meat.. yummy..:p
and it all started with a deal ...with a GEORGE H W BUSH appointed friend, undersecretary JoAnn Smith who was president of both the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and the of the National Cattlemen’s Association. Can we say..COLLUSION? And now the REPUBLICANS scream the geovernment is controlling your lives!!
Pink slime -- that ammonia-treated meat in a bright Pepto-bismol shade -- may have been rejected by fast food joints like McDonald's, Taco Bell and Burger King, but is being brought in by the tons for the nation's school lunch program.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is purchasing 7 million pounds of the "slime" for school lunches, The Daily reports. Officially termed "Lean Beef Trimmings," the product is a ground-up combination of beef scraps, cow connective tissues and other beef trimmings that are treated with ammonium hydroxide to kill pathogens like salmonella and E. coli. It's then blended into traditional meat products like ground beef and hamburger patties.
Back in the late 1990s. Despite from officials at the food inspection service, the USDA ruled that Lean Beef Trimmings were safe. “The word in the office was that undersecretary JoAnn Smith pushed it through, and that was that,” sources said.