No one should be subjected to meat with questionable and otherwise disgusting ingredients. Promise Americans that you will ensure the quality of our food and remove pink slime from your shelves!
This petition closed about 5 years ago
Recent attention on the meat industry has revealed that 70% of beef in supermarkets contains a disgusting additive called pink slime. Referred to surreptitiously by Beef Products, Inc. as...
Recent attention on the meat industry has revealed that 70% of beef in supermarkets contains a disgusting additive called pink slime. Referred to surreptitiously by Beef Products, Inc. as "boneless beef lean trimmings", pink slime is comprised of bits of meat and muscle salvaged from the slaughterhouse floors.
Because the beef tissues are predisposed to E coli and salmonella, they must be treated with ammonium hydroxide before being mixed into ground beef. Unfortunately, the USDA has classified pink slime as “generally recognized as safe” which means that meat producers are not required to include pink slime on labels. This makes it impossible for us to know if it's in the meat we are eating.
National chains such as McDonald’s, Burger King and Taco Bell have responded to the public's concern and are showing their commitment to their customers by removing pink slime from their products. Shockingly, however, many grocery stores still have pink slime on their shelves.
Giant, one of the nations' largest grocery stores, has openly admitted to carrying beef made with pink slime. Americans should be able to to be confident that the foods they are consuming are what they think they are. We are demanding that Giant pledge to remove pink slime from their stores.