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McDonald’s is forced to stop using ‘pink slime’ in its burger recipe
UK Daily Mail ^ | January 26, 2012 | Jill Reilly

Posted on 01/26/2012 2:54:10 PM PST by WXRGina

After years of trying to break America, Jamie Oliver has finally made his mark by persuading one of the biggest U.S fast food chains in the world to change their burger recipe.

McDonald's have altered the ingredients after the Naked Chef forced them to remove a processed food type that he labelled 'pink slime'. The food activist was shocked when he learned that ammonium hydroxide was being used by McDonald's to convert fatty beef offcuts into a beef filler for its burgers in the USA. The filler product made headlines after he denounced it on his show, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

'Basically, we’re taking a product that would be sold at the cheapest form for dogs and after this process we can give it to humans' said the TV chef.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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Full Title of column (edited for length): Victory for Jamie Oliver in the U.S. as McDonald’s is forced to stop using ‘pink slime’ in its burger recipe
1 posted on 01/26/2012 2:54:13 PM PST by WXRGina
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To: WXRGina
A little something appropriate from YouTube:

Boom, Like That

Be sure to expand the description window to read the lyrics.

2 posted on 01/26/2012 3:00:37 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: WXRGina

Looks just like the picture and tastes even better. Fresh meat (real meat) daily -- that has been verified 6 ways from Sunday. Real fries from potatoes sliced before your very eyes.

Damn! I am hungry now!

3 posted on 01/26/2012 3:01:51 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: WXRGina

I don’t mind that Jamie Oliver did this.


4 posted on 01/26/2012 3:02:16 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

I wonder how much the price hike will be.


5 posted on 01/26/2012 3:04:19 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: WXRGina

Why are we funding the FDA if a TV chef is doing all the work for them?


6 posted on 01/26/2012 3:05:58 PM PST by Naplm
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To: mvpel

I don’t think it will affect the price at all. Ammonium hydroxide is almost as cheap as water.

Maybe it’ll improve the taste of their food. I can’t stand Mcdonald’s anymore.


7 posted on 01/26/2012 3:10:56 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: freedumb2003

Anthony Bourdain on the LA episode of his new show, The Layover, gave In-N-Out Burger a ringing endorsement this week. In-N-Out is probably the one thing I really wish California would export.


8 posted on 01/26/2012 3:14:03 PM PST by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: WXRGina

Dang, I was enjoying the great taste of a pink slimeburger just the other day.


9 posted on 01/26/2012 3:16:06 PM PST by Argus
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To: Charles Martel
i smell that
meat hook smell
or my name's not kroc
that's kroc with a 'k'
like 'crocodile'
but not spelled that way, now
it's dog eat dog
rat eat rat
kroc-style
boom, like that

Now, THERE'S a song! I like it!

10 posted on 01/26/2012 3:16:14 PM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: MeganC
In-N-Out is probably the one thing I really wish California would export.

We have it here in Irving TX! Just up the street! I didn't know that when I decided to move, but man, did it make me happy!

Now if I could just get over my loss of #2:


11 posted on 01/26/2012 3:17:03 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: WXRGina

I detest Oliver. He’s wicked liberal.


12 posted on 01/26/2012 3:18:26 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: WXRGina

Thanks for posting this. I wish I had known about the pink slime sooner.


13 posted on 01/26/2012 3:18:40 PM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: MeganC

They have. There’s an In-N-Out in Dallas, TX which garnered headlines as their opening day saw a drive through line miles long.


14 posted on 01/26/2012 3:19:04 PM PST by Crolis ("To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it." -GKC)
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To: WXRGina

Everyone knows you should only use the blue slime on your burgers.


15 posted on 01/26/2012 3:23:03 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: freedumb2003

In n Out? Ugh .... no thanks. Gave them 3 tries upon their move to Texas. Not once did I like anything from there. Not much different than Steak and Shake, if you ask me.

But ... given the choice between McD’s and I/O ... I’d have to take I/O. There’s not one good reason to eat at McD’s. Not one. And this pink slime is just reason number 5,094,678 to avoid the place.


16 posted on 01/26/2012 3:25:28 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Crolis
There’s an In-N-Out in Dallas, TX which garnered headlines as their opening day saw a drive through line miles long.

That line lasted for at least two weeks that I know of personally. I tried to get to the place three times and gave up each time. Finally, I had to leave Dallas.

17 posted on 01/26/2012 3:26:46 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: WXRGina

I’ve eaten Army food. Pink slime can’t scare me!


18 posted on 01/26/2012 3:26:57 PM PST by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: freedumb2003

There’s plenty of top notch gourmet joints that grind steak right in front of you. But for typical fast food, it just doesn’t get better that In-n-out.


19 posted on 01/26/2012 3:29:57 PM PST by moehoward
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To: Mr Rogers
Pink slime?


20 posted on 01/26/2012 3:30:07 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: al_c

does I/O have a dollar menu?


21 posted on 01/26/2012 3:32:54 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Jonty30

Their (Mcd’s) breakfast sandwhiches are pretty OK, the BK around here serves re-mirowaved crap on a soggy bun and acts like you should thank them for it. If you can understand what the hell they are saying in the first place.

I don’t go often, enough to have a preference tho’


22 posted on 01/26/2012 3:33:28 PM PST by enraged
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To: al_c

>>In n Out? Ugh .... no thanks.<<

You are the very first human being I have ever heard that didn’t like In-N-Out.

Oh well, everybody doesn’t like something. OTOH, every time I post I despise Merly Streep, the Streepers act like I said I hated Ronald Reagan.

Not thread drifting, just showing that so much of life is a matter of taste and that should be accepted — but I can 100% guarantee In-N-Out uses all fresh ingredients.


23 posted on 01/26/2012 3:34:00 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: enraged

The best burgers in my town is Mario’s.

But the best mass-produced hamburger I find is Harvey’s. I honestly never get tired of it.

So far. :)


24 posted on 01/26/2012 3:38:54 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: freedumb2003
No In -n- Out in Florida. We had a couple of Whataburger stands in Orlando but they're gone. Wish In - n - Out would come down here!
25 posted on 01/26/2012 3:39:47 PM PST by liberalh8ter (I don't like what the world has become....)
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To: Mr Rogers

Wonder if they still serve #$it on a shingle in todays army

Still though,the first time I saw stuffed green peppers

I thought...naw,still love `em today

Mickey D trying to save a coupla pennies a burger by

using a worthless cut .I`m shocked/Sarc


26 posted on 01/26/2012 3:40:25 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: freedumb2003

Tastes even better medium rare, and not overcooked as pictured in the ad!


27 posted on 01/26/2012 3:41:15 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: liberalh8ter

Steak n Shake?


28 posted on 01/26/2012 3:43:10 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: freedumb2003

I visited California several years ago and had a Johnny Rocket burger. It was great! Red Robin makes great burgers, too. Yes, I’m hungry!


29 posted on 01/26/2012 3:56:00 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Charles Martel

30 posted on 01/26/2012 3:56:25 PM PST by SiVisPacemParaBellum (Peace through superior firepower!)
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To: MeganC

“In-N-Out is probably the one thing I really wish California would export.”

They have expanded to a few other Western states, and I think they recently opened their first store in Texas.


31 posted on 01/26/2012 3:57:29 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("No. But I will.")
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To: Jonty30

We’re on a low sodium diet due to health issues; and I am starving for a cheeseburger, fries and a Coke. Where can I find a low sodium cheeseburger, fries and a Coke?


32 posted on 01/26/2012 3:57:51 PM PST by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: freedumb2003

Hmmm... The old in-n-out!


33 posted on 01/26/2012 4:00:36 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: morphing libertarian

>>Steak n Shake?<<

I am going to try it for the first time this weekend. Stay tuned for a report...


34 posted on 01/26/2012 4:01:44 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: Twinkie

Unless it’s immediately fatal, I think there’s always room in the diet for the occasional cheating.


35 posted on 01/26/2012 4:02:05 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: trisham

True, but I will say this: After watching one of his shows where he was trying to get school kids to eat healthier, in which he demonstrated how chicken nuggets are made, there’s no way in hell I will ever eat chicken nuggets again.

When I was getting into cooking, I used to watch him and Alton Brown a lot. But Jamie’s just gotten really annoying over the years.


36 posted on 01/26/2012 4:04:45 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("No. But I will.")
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To: GeronL

“does I/O have a dollar menu?”

Nope. They probably have the most basic menu in the fast-food biz these days - just burgers, fries, shakes and soft drinks.

Of course there’s also the “secret” menu (variations on the aforementioned burgers, fries and shakes), which at least in California is probably the worst-kept secret in the restaurant industry. :)


37 posted on 01/26/2012 4:08:07 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("No. But I will.")
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To: freedumb2003

Up in Napa, CA the In-N-Out Burger is right next to the local Mc Crappies. With all the business at IOB and the lack of same at McD’s, I am wondering when IOB is going to buy them out and open an overflow location. I’ve eaten the IOB at midnight and the drive thru is still backed up, while McD’s is already closed for lack of business. Personally, I would rather go hungry than eat anything at Mickey D’s!


38 posted on 01/26/2012 4:09:02 PM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: Twinkie
We’re on a low sodium diet due to health issues; and I am starving for a cheeseburger, fries and a Coke. Where can I find a low sodium cheeseburger,

All meat and seafood has 50 to 100 milligrams of sodium per serving, plus an equivalent amount of cholesterol.

39 posted on 01/26/2012 4:21:43 PM PST by Kennard
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To: WXRGina

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Slime


The typical beef production process results in beef trimmings, consisting of fat and meat, that frequently had been cooked down to recover the oils from the trim because it was not profitable to otherwise separate the meat from the trimmings. However, today much of these beef trimmings are sent as USDA-approved cuts of meat to special separation plants, where centrifuges separate the beef from the trimmings.[3]

The production process was pioneered by Eldon Roth, who in the 1980s founded Beef Products Inc., to produce frozen beef. In the 1990s, in the wake of public health concerns over pathogenic E. coli in beef, Roth developed a process to use a puff of ammonia gas to raise the pH and kill any pathogens that may be found in beef trimmings purchased from other meat production houses.[4]

Nancy Donley, president of Safe Tables Our Priority, Carol Tucker Foreman of the Consumer Federation of America’s Food Safety Institute, and other food safety experts support the technology-based approach to food safety.[3]

Food safety experts in 2011 acknowledged the role of such processes in protecting the United States’ food supply against events such as the European E. Coli outbreak.[5]
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According to the Washington Post, the process involves taking USDA-approved beef trimmings, separating the fat and meat with centrifuges, then squeezing the lean beef through a tube the size of a pencil, during which time it is exposed “for less than a second to a tiny amount of ammonia gas.” The combination of the gas with water in the meat results in a reaction that increases the pH, lowering acidity and killing any pathogens such as E. coli.[3] Ammonia is used extensively in the food industry and is found naturally in meat.[1] The gas BPI uses contains a tiny fraction of the ammonia that’s used in household cleaner, according to the company.[1]

These production processes have received accolades from consumer safety experts for their cleanliness, safeguards, hold and test programs, and overall sanitation. A former buyer for major consumer brands, John Hayes, was quoted by the Washington Post as saying, “There is no better sales tool than Beef Products Inc’s plant” because of the focus on stainless steel and sanitized air [WP]. Bill Marler, noted food safety advocate and plaintiff’s lawyer has expressed similar sentiment. After touring the BPI plant, he described it as “the Willy Wonka of meat factories—lots of dials and whirling stuff, all stainless steel and immaculately clean.”[6]

In July, 2011, Beef Products Inc. announced that it would become the first beef processor to voluntarily begin testing for an additional six strains of E. Coli.[7] According to the New York Times, the launch of this type of testing stems from the recent E. coli outbreak in Europe and frustration at delays by regulators to classify new types of E. coli as adulterants.[8]



40 posted on 01/26/2012 4:29:10 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: freedumb2003; al_c

Secret menu...

You might find something on the I/O secret menu that appeals to you.

A great tasting, fresh double-double with fresh cut fries and a shake.

YUM!


41 posted on 01/26/2012 4:34:11 PM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: WXRGina

I’ll miss the slime - as I LOVE their food, TODAY!!


42 posted on 01/26/2012 4:41:23 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: morphing libertarian

Yes but a friend got food poisoning from a shake at Steak n Shake. Won’t eat there. We do have 5 guys, they’re pretty good, especially the fries.


43 posted on 01/26/2012 4:54:54 PM PST by liberalh8ter (I don't like what the world has become....)
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To: freedumb2003



Nothing is even close except for Dirty's in Austin (back in the `70s). Back then Dirty's had a fry cook making the patties by hand in front of the grill and customers could watch him making their burgers.

Icebox was full of Lone Star long-necks.

Desert was at Nothing Strikes Back.

Then it was off to Soap Creek for the evening!



Heaven in Texas...

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44 posted on 01/26/2012 4:57:05 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Twinkie
Where can I find a low sodium cheeseburger, fries and a Coke?

Your House :>)
Just use Land O Lakes 30% Less Sodium Cheese.(It uses sea salt)

45 posted on 01/26/2012 5:04:15 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: married21; All

I should have posted this earlier, but this story reminded me of the “meat glue” story reported earlier last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXXrB3rz-xU


46 posted on 01/26/2012 5:31:27 PM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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47 posted on 01/26/2012 5:35:56 PM PST by GSWarrior (Click HERE to activate this tagline.)
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To: TLI
Five Guys does make a great burger... I just wish that I could order the burger medium, rather than well done. But I understand. Great toppings - I get the big bacon cheese burger with all the "black" toppings... Yum!!!

I made the mistake the first time I went of ordering a large order of (cajun) fries... I was eating those fries at every meal for the next 3 days! A small order is enough for 3 hungry people!

Mark

48 posted on 01/26/2012 5:54:23 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Jonty30

Yes, but if they are not using this process anymore to make the “beef offcuts” palatable to humans, then they have to change the process in some other way also. Either they have to find another, probably more expensive, process to convert this meat into something palatable to Americans, or they have to buy better cuts of meat that don’t require that step.


49 posted on 01/26/2012 6:03:57 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Jonty30

McDonalds did something that makes their food like a high powered laxative to my system.
I can eat their breakfast stuff but their burgers and fries goes thru me like the Germans thru France.
Wendys is still the best...


50 posted on 01/26/2012 6:06:14 PM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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