Re:~ McRib contains same chemical in yoga mats
Last I recall, ground or macerated meat as opposed to whole cuts is required to be sanitized via an ammonia gas process. Whole cuts of beef do not. Technically, if restaurant buys whole cuts of meat, enteric bacterial levels can be high and for that matter there's no inspection process in place for any live nematodes or cysts in whole meat. That meat can be ground, pierced and core infected with surface bacteria that can flourish during low core temps that otherwise wouldn't have been innoculated during injections of marinades or piercings is safe handling methods aren't used. Which would you feel safer with? Sanitized meat or meat potentially dangerous?
Any mechanically seperated meat product is going to be treated by FDA requirements. Condemning processors for following the law is cheap media sensationalism preying on the average person's ignorance. Looks like big media is going to be facing a huge lawsuit under food disparagement laws for using this word. Even if they don't win, this is going to be costing a vast fortune in litigation and you know darn well this is going to be drawn out into a war of attrition. Even if the industry doesn't win, this will be more about reputation and getting the facts public about FDA requirements and being tainted with a media applied disgust factor for ratings and self promotion.
I would be very careful throwing the words P.S. around at this point in a public forum. If they are getting this agressive with big media, it's going to be a matter of time before on-line reputation management is going to be flagging websites for using the term and the john/jane doe filings are going to start being filed. I'd hate to be one of those bloggers that gets a cease and desist with a civil demand after parroting big media.
ABC has deep pockets and can afford litigation. The blogger's lawyer is going to deliver a good dose of reality when it comes to satisfying the demand letter vs. litigating it. The beef industry can be mercenary when reputation and losses are at stake. Ask Oprah.