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Andy2's picture

Hamburger Meat (post #57156)


A very interesting article. I am not sure if it has been previously discussed here.


Jean's picture

(post #57156, reply #1 of 13)

Lots of folks here grind their own.

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Heather's picture

(post #57156, reply #2 of 13)

I almost posted that when I first read it. It's truly gross and frightening and the reason I've ground my own for several years.

Gretchen's picture

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There is no doubt that it is a horrific story. And there is no doubt that there is a need to get control of the meat industry. But in the context of the number of hamburgers sold/consumed, the statistics are pretty mind boggling.  The company did the "right thing" in recalling an immense amount of product.


Heather's picture

(post #57156, reply #4 of 13)

I agree that it is amazing that more people don't get sick. But I still can't get past the details of the article--ammonia treatments of what almost amounts to floor-scrapings, for example. I could hardly read the article. No more bulk hamburger meat for me.

Marcia's picture

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I saw the article earlier, and can't bring myself to read it. I grind my own, and use very little ground beef anyway.

Heather's picture

(post #57156, reply #6 of 13)

If you haven't read it, DON'T.

Marcia's picture

(post #57156, reply #7 of 13)

Thanks for the advice; that was my plan, since I'm squeamish to begin with. ;-)

Gretchen's picture

(post #57156, reply #8 of 13)

BUT Costco comes off looking good, and has now gotten big suppliers to test in order to qualify for Costco ordering from them.


chefd's picture

(post #57156, reply #9 of 13)

That is why the cooking temp for all ground meat has been raised to 155 f for 15 seconds.


Gretchen's picture

(post #57156, reply #10 of 13)

Really good for making leather!!  If you go to a place that grinds its own, you can still get a nice rare burger.


Marcia's picture

(post #57156, reply #11 of 13)

That's good to hear about Costco. I'd never in the world use enough ground beef to buy a Costco package. ;-)

Yikes, I spelled buy as by. Sad.

Edited 10/22/2009 1:37 pm ET by Marcia

MadMom's picture

(post #57156, reply #12 of 13)

It's chocolate deprivation, my dear.

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