McDonald’s Corp and other fast-food restaurants faced controversy over the use of lean, finely textured beef, which goes by which colloquial name?
A lot of people like burgers, but not many people want the word “slime” associated with this favorite food.
For some time, media attention was on what became known as “pink slime,” a meat product allegedly containing ground-up animal parts many consumers wouldn’t want in their burgers, like eyeballs. The other issue was ammonia treatment used to sanitize the substance. In 2011, McDonald’s vowed to discontinue its use of lean, finely textured beef, and in 2017, the corporation announced it would start using fresh instead of frozen beef for some of its burgers. Watch out Wendys! Sources: ABC News, CNBC, Bloomberg
“Pink slime” is a meat-based product used as a food additive to ground beef and beef-based processed meats, as a filler or to reduce the overall fat content of ground beef.