MANILA, Philippines – Have you ever paused to ask what was actually in the food on your fast food tray?
A few years back, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver shone the spotlight on how some processed meats are made – a revelation as to how fast food chains and even households often end up using meats made of ‘pink slime.’
Pink slime is essentially meat that is ground up very finely and then treated with ammonium hydroxide to rid the product of harmful bacteria.
And if that isn’t enough to gross you out, ammonia is a chemical commonly mixed to hair coloring agents which gives it that pungent smell.
America’s largest fast food chain was earlier accused of using the meat and chemical byproduct to produce their popular Chicken McNuggets. Now, McDonald’s Canada has released a video answering the allegations about the use of pink slime.
The video takes the viewer into a meat processing plant in Canada, where whole chickens are seen being deboned, with parts set aside for grinding and frying.
At one point, viewers are shown the ground meat before it’s molded into the actual nuggets – and no, it’s not pink.
Watch the video here:
Despite lacking pink slime, the video still left people who saw it uneasy. Gawker sums up the whole video by saying: “The process is not ‘pink slime’ gross, but it’s still sort of disgusting.”
What do you think of McDonald’s new video? Let us know in the comments section below. – Rappler.com