Inform Consumers when Pink Slime (ammonium hydroxide) is Used in Meat
  • Petitioned United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Inform Consumers when Pink Slime (ammonium hydroxide) is Used in Meat

    1. Candace Riddle
    2. Petition by

      Candace Riddle

      Charlotte, NC

Tell USDA that you want to know when there is “Pink Slime” in your hamburger.
Pink Slime, otherwise known as ammonium hydroxide is used to make otherwise inedible meat edible. The food industry uses ammonium hydroxide as an anti-microbial agent in meats, which allows companies like McDonald's to use otherwise "inedible meat." (www.news.yahoo.com)
MSNBC reports that this chemical, is also used in fertilizers, household cleaners and even homemade explosives.
“On his show, Oliver said of the meat treatment: ‘Basically we're taking a product that would be sold in the cheapest form for dogs and making it 'fit' for humans.’” (www.news.yahoo.com) You may also recall Oliver talking about this same type of chemically treated meat being used in schools around the country.
Even more disturbing, St. Louis-based dietician Sarah Prochaska told NBC affiliate KSDK that because ammonium hydroxide is considered part of the "component in a production procedure" by the USDA, consumers may not know when the chemical is in their food. (www.news.yahoo.com)
Tell the USDA that you want to know when this chemical is in your food! Whether it is in the meat you’re buying in the store, or used in your child’s school, or in the hamburger that you’re buying from the local fast food joint. You should have the right to know if you’re consuming chemically treated meat.

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Pink Slime Makes CNN News

      Candace Riddle
      Petition Organizer

      This morning, March 9, 2012, this story finally went live on CNN! According to CNN a USDA whistleblower let it be known that thousands of pounds of pink slime have been purchased for the school lunch program. Please continue to sign and share the petition so we can get this chemical out of our food.

    3. Reached 50 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Willie Morales LODI, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      I have stopped all use of "Ground Beef" and wont allow myself or my family to touch it until I can safely tell if that "Pink Filth" is in the beef!! Whats next, horse crap marinade on coffee beans for extra flavor??? COME ON

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    • Elizabeth Olson ROUND LAKE, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      I need to know that I'm feeding my family food that is good for them. I've switched to Organic, but not everyone has the $$ to make that choice.

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    • Katherine Fisher WEST DEPTFORD, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      This disgusts me. The government thinks this is safe for my kids to eat. The chemicals they put in your food are poison and they think they don't have to tell you about it. I wish more people were educated about the harmful effects they put in our food.

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      • over 2 years ago

      You are lying. Pink slime is not ammonium hydroxide. It has it in the pink slime at a concentration of less than 1 in 10,000. So do more than 100 other food items. Oliver is a butcher and never speaks in relative or scientific terms; he is a sensationalist. You are the fearful leading the ignorant. Silly

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    • Francine Scott ORLANDO, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Countries other than US won't even eat our hamburger meat its disgusting.

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