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Pink Slime

Discussion in 'Food Talk' started by coffeesnob, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Mar 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM
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    "Utility" pretty much describes the canned beef the Army used to feed us: parts, beef, utility grade.
     
  2. Mar 9, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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    I may have grown up eating it but I didn't know any better. Since I do now I am going to watch it maybe what we didn't know has hurt us
     
  3. Mar 9, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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    My advice to customers-find a RELIABLE and FRIENDLY meat guy who you know will not get pissed off at a special request (the lazy ones will) if you prefer extra lean burger..and whenever top round (london broils) is on sale-have him grind it for you (should not charge for courtesy) or top sirloin. Also like Meatman said, when crossrib, boneless chuck roasts are on sale-grab one and have it ground up as well. This way you know without a doubt you got sirloin, round or chuck.
    Usually the head guy in whatever shop you go to will be the go-to guy in the special request case:)
     
  4. Mar 9, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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    Ridgerunner,
    I do totaly agree that the pink slime has never made it to the grocery stores that i have worked for! I started out working 13 yrs. for Publix in south fl. and moved to the mountains and worked for a IGA for 9 yrs. and at my current employer Ingles for 6 yrs. and never saw the "slime". I do think that we do eat too much that we dont know enough about and the effects it has on our bodies.
     
  5. Mar 9, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    Kinda disturbed by this but honestly not surprised at all. Todays food is filled with all sorts of preservatives and other by products to have a longer shelve life and cheaper to make.
     
  6. Mar 9, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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    Cool-good to know I have a 'brother in beef' out here:D
    I worked in my dad's meat shop in Illinois from 11-15 years old. Family business back then meant no such thing as 'child labor laws':)
    then from 16-19 years old, various jobs from steakhouses to bagboy to driving truck, to long-distance operator at ATT
    then 30 years in Safeway meat business.
    I'm 51. Never stopped working till 2010 when I became permanently disabled.
    Put in almost 39 of my 51 years-gees! Did my time I guess lol
    ...and you know Meatman how miserable and cold that job is!
     
  7. Mar 9, 2012 at 5:08 PM
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    All i got to say is DAMN hell of a career! And hell ya another brethren:D My knees and hands feel just the 28yrs. already and what is up with the the child labor laws anyway? lol I'm 45 right now and this is all i've really done
     
  8. Mar 10, 2012 at 4:20 AM
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    They had a story on the SLIME on ABC news. The slime is in beef too and with beef aparantly its an additive composed of beef "product" and amonia. They said certain grocery chains don't carry beef with slime, those were cosco, publix, wholefoods, HEB cant remember what else. Walmart of course wouldn't comment.

    We've all probaly been eating it for years and we may not see any side effects, but we might see them in our kids, or other health problems that may occur. Theres a documentary thats pretty good about what we eat, i cant remember the name.
     
  9. Mar 11, 2012 at 5:56 AM
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    it's really hard telling what walmart puts in their hamburger and meat in general. Walmart has really become quite the crap hole.
     
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    can't give kids oreo cookies because they aren't healthy enough but load em up full of dog food and we are all happy.:confused:
     
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    I like how the fast food places are stopping the use of it because the word is out and they're afraid of people boycotting their stores BUT the stores will continue using it and they'll keep feeding it to the kids at school. How the fuck is this setting an example for what we don't want other countries doing to food they send here? I would say ground pork and turkey from now on but WTF goes in that shit? Up to 15% allowed in 70% of all ground beef sold. Fucked up shit.
     
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    I would not assume that ground anything, turkey, pork, chicken is any "safer" than the beef. Who knows what color slime they use in those products. Filler is filler - if the concept worked for one, you can bet it worked for the others.

    As others have said, get it ground up while you wait. If they won't do it, tell them they're not real butchers and take your business elsewhere. Buy local meats as much as possible. Support the local farmers. The bulk beef producers would love to put em out of business. Don't let that happen.

    As for organic beef, I prefer it. It costs more of course. But I'd rather pay for good food than for medicine later, but it doesn't always have to be organic. Grass fed is prime, for me. The idea of cattle standing in muddy e-coli loaded shit stalls all day while eating corn is not where I want my beef to come from. They get an ass load of meds due to those conditions. Cows eat grass and will be virtually e-coli free by doing so. Eating grass means they have to move across a pasture to do so. Grass fed doesn't have to be labeled organic though. Grass fed is what the the generations grew up on. E-coli and beef recalls never made the headlines back then like it does today, where a load of beef can come from thousands of different cows from who knows where.

    EDIT: Oh, and before I forget, you'd be shocked at the "lesser" countries that require their beef products be labeled if if has fillers, etc, whereas here in the USA, we don't have to stick a label on it. The beef producers say that would confuse and scare the public. In other words, "don't worry people, we will control you, so STFU and eat your slime." The people in power are all in pocket. They move from the front offices of the producers into the government, where they then open the door for the corporation to move it's product through w/o delay. You think you get a control point from the USDA, until you see who runs the USDA. I'd love to see how much pink slime beef they enjoy at a cookout. How else can you explain that they can add chemicals to the beef to clean it up, but not label that as an ingredient, because well, technically, it's not an ingredient, it's a process! Mmmmmm! "Ammonium Hydroxide - it's what's for dinner!" Nah - that'd never have gone over too well with the consumers. Best not to confuse nor frighten them. re: Us. Me. You.
     
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    Actually, you can. You can buy a share at a farm. Based on what you pay for, you get product accordingly. Nothing hard about that. Pay a framer to sell you some beef. All you need to do is store it in a deep freezer.

    Google "CSA" and go from there.

    You have to put some effort into it. If you want it easy, they'll be glad to hook you to a feeding tube. For cheap too. Do you want the blue pill or the red pill?
     
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    Like I said, we used to eat beef that the local grocer would just buy from a local rancher then butcher himself. However, when the government told him he couldn't do so anymore my Dad just went in halves with a rancher he knew on a beef and had it prepared at a small local packing house. Check with a small local packer that is geared toward putting up deer or elk -- they might be able to arrange to process a locally-raised side of beef for you.
     
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    The bitch that OK'd the slime use headed up USDA then quit and got job on the board of one of the slime makin companies without waiting the legal timeframe to do so. So it goes the opposite way too. Get in government, do shady shit and get million dollar job from the companies that benefit from the dirty work done while in government position.
     
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    What do you expect from a govt that claims pizza is a veggie? Too many shit bags runnign the show. Most of the people that fucked up the economy now work for the fed. UFB.
     
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    Pretty sure I ate some slime for breakfast, egg mcmuffin, not bad.
     
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