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Is Meat Glue The New Pink Slime??

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No… please no.

First pink slime, then tuna scrape and now… MEAT GLUE!

Is there nothing safe to eat anymore other than rocks and shadows?

Meat glue is a protein adhesive that takes leftover pieces of meat and holds them together so they can look like normal, good cuts of meat.

The two most popular meat glues are Activa and Fibrimex.

Activa is a white powder form of a natural coagulant enzyme called transglutaminase.

Fibrimex is made of enzymes extracted from pig or beef blood.

That is absolutely disgusting. Excuse us, we're feeling sorta barfy.

A policy consultant for the Center for Food Safety said:

"For decades, the meat industry has conveniently operated in the dark, not sharing the dirty details of their practices with the public, while the federal government looked the other way. But now, consumers are demanding to know the truth about what they are."

The worst part of all this is that not even vegetarians are safe. Activa is being used in vegetarian meat substitutes.

Meat glue in our tofurkey??

No thanks.

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

Filed under: Icky Icky PooFoodHealth

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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.

Gross.

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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