Friday, January 8, 2010

Licking the pink slime from the slaughterhouse floor.

Oh God, I knew slaughterhouses were bad, and burger meat was bad. But I didn't know about "pink slime" or ammoniated beef. This is the slime and muck and shit scraped off the floors of the slaughterhouse. It used to be made into pet food but now it is pushed through tubes that 'clean' the meat with ammonia to attempt to kill all the E. coli, salmonella, etc. However, ammonia levels high enough to kill the pathogens render the meat inedible so the ammonia level is reduced, and the pathogens survive.

Even worse than eating pink slime with cowshit and ammonia mixed in is that ammoniated beef is exempt from routine testing and recalls. And it doesn't need labelling as it has been reclassified as a processing agent.

This is the stuff that goes into the American federal school lunch program, 5.5 million pounds of the stuff last year alone got fed to kids every day at school.

It's also the very same stuff that goes into your hamburgers from McDonalds and Burger King.

And those at your supermarket.

This is absolutely fucking disgusting. Regardless of whether you love your meat, who the fuck would want to lick the floor of a slaughterhouse?


  1. Oh God, I want to vomit now. And to think that people take their children to McDonalds for a "treat".

  2. Yeah, absolutely vile. My workmate just came in with Hungry Jacks - I had to refrain from sending him that link while he was mid-burger.

  3. Hi Nikki,I just googled this and read articles stating McDonald's stopped using this disgusting stuff. How do we know thats really true (the scraping off the floor)and wouldn't the slaughter houses be shut down or majorly fined for such a thing??? How long has this been going on for??