Ammonia-Accented Processed Cow Fat

6 01 2010

…  It’s what some schools are serving for lunch!  Oh, and fast food restaurants, too.  Pureed cow fat trimmings, previously only good enough for dog food, that are so often contaminated with E. coli and salmonella that the manufacturers gas it with ammonia to kill the pathogens before freezing it and sending it out.  Except the ammonia doesn’t always kill the germs.  But it’s all really OK, because the restaurants and schools serving it mix it with actual ground beef before they make your hamburger.  So, it’s not a problem really.  Really.  That’s what the manufacturers say, so it must be true.  Read more in the New York Times here.

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