January 10, 2012 2:39 PM Subscribe
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In underreported news last month McDonald's, Burger King and Taco Bell have agreed to discontinue the use of ammoniated boneless lean beef trimmings
, a/k/a Pink Slime
, in their products.
Most of the world's pink slime comes from just one company, Iowa-based Beef Products Inc., which at one time boasted of having its product in 70% of hamburger meat sold in the U.S. McDonalds, Burger King and Taco Bell made up approximately 25% of BPI's business. BPI officials said they still have other fast-food chains as customers but would not identify them.
At least some of the credit for the shift in consumer preferences belongs to Jamie Oliver and his Food Revolution
program, which didn't so much portray the product as unsafe as simply disgusting
Pink Slime previously