Pink Slime In Burgers ~ Ground Beef, Meat
Pink slime is an additive or filler that’s added to ground beef to make it leaner and less expensive.
In early 2012, ABC News estimated that 70% of the ground beef sold in grocery stores and supermarkets contained pink slime.
Many fast food restaurants (including McDonald’s, Burger King, and Taco Bell) have used pink slime ground beef for years, but discontinued in 2011 or 2012, in response to public outcry.
Other restaurants, such as Wendy’s, In N Out Burger, Red Robin, and Whataburger, never used pink slime ground beef to make their patties and burgers.
School districts have been purchasing pink slime ground beef and using it in school lunches since the 1990s when pink slime was invented. In fact, in 2012, the USDA had contracts for more than 100 million pounds of pink slime ground to be delivered to U.S. schools.