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Petitioning United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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

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." (
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.’” ( 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. (
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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