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What Your Hamburger (and Cereal and Produce) Aren’t Telling You
BY JUDY ZIMOLA
About ten years ago, an enterprising beef company was looking for something to do with the fatty cow trimmings that were conscripted for pet food and cooking oil. Susceptible to bacteria, it was discovered that a spray of ammonia and a trip or two through the grinder and voilà, Fido’s dinner got made over into Lean Finely Textured Beef (LFTB). Shaped into milky pink chips or tubes, LFTB needed a new partner to go with its sexy new name. Enter the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), who was looking for a method to kill the E. coli bacteria in hamburger. Impressed by LFTB’s slippery pink physique and microbe-smiting abilities, the two entities merged.