Unsavory, or Unsafe? The Issue of “Pink Slime”

By Megan Nealon
“Pink slime” or “finely textured beef”, is ammonia treated meat, made up of finely ground beef and fatty tissue trimmings. These cuts of beef are more susceptible to contamination which is why the meat is treated with ammonium hydroxide, ammonia mixed with water, in order to kill bacteria such as E coli and Salmonella…Read More