Pink Slime

I’m sure by now you’ve all heard the controversy in the news about “Pink Slime.”

In case you don’t know what all the fuss is about, you can read more about it here.  Basically they’ve found a way to take parts of a beef previously used as dog and cat food and now they process it, rinse it in ammonia and put it in 70% of the ground beef sold in this country.  They don’t have to label it either, so consumers can’t tell if they are buying and eating it or not. Unless of course, you get your meat from your local grass fed rancher.

I’ve done an article on our beef sales website about our meat – which does NOT contain slime, pink or otherwise – and posted pictures of the meat cutting process here.

Rick, Alex and I were very glad to have an opportunity to have a personalized meat cutting lesson from the nice people at the IGFC – Island Grown Farmers Co-operative.

The IGFC is a meat processing co-op where we are members. It was an interesting experience to see the experts in action and we learned a lot.   Yes, I too wore the very attractive hair net, but you won’t see pictures of it – there are some advantages of being the photographer and blog writer ;)

2 comments on “Pink Slime

  1. Its nice to know people are still learning the skills of their industry :)

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