USDA Will Allow Schools to Chose Better Beef
Can avoid processed slurry of meat scraps
March 15, 2012Amid complaints over processed beef the U.S. Department of Agriculture announce that in the fall the national school lunch program schhols can have the option of avoiding the product.
The low-cost ingredient is made from fatty scraps, heated to 100 F and spun to remove fat then exposed to ammonia to kill bacteria.
But Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, has asked the Agriculture Secretary to ban the product "I don't think a highly processed slurry of meat scraps mixed with ammonia is what most families would think of as 'wholesome and nutritious'" … To read the whole story click here