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Is 'Tuna Scrape' The New 'Pink Slime'??

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It seems that ever since the whole "pink slime" controversy, the general public has been more aware of what they eat.

Now consumers are looking at a product called "tuna scrape." It's similar to pink slime in that it's the bits of meat scraped off of the bones.

A recent salmonella outbreak that was linked to tuna scrape has people asking whether this product is fit for human consumption or not.

Seeing as how it's a common ingredient in some kinds of sushi, raw tuna scrape could pose a serious health risk.

Some food experts don't think there's enough research on tuna scrape to declare it safe. Others think it's so different from pink slime that it's not a fair comparison.

Tuna scrape, like pink slime, is pulled from the bones after all the meat has been taken. But pink slime goes through several other steps of processing.

It is cooked, spun in a centrifuge and then sprayed with ammonia.


At least tuna scrape isn't treated like that but still, it's eaten raw and it's the leftovers that were stuck to the bones.

If you'd ask us, we'd say, "Hold the tuna scrape, please."

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