Glue Your Steak Together!Just when you thought that the gigantic meat packers were "walking the straight and narrow" over the pink slime controversy, now we discover your steak just might be glued together out of several different pieces of meat.
California senator Ted W. Lieu has called for an investigation into the practice of using meat glue to patch pieces of meat together to make one piece. Officially, it’s known as transglutaminase, an enzyme in powder form that brings protein closer together – permanently.
What will be next?
For me the take away from all these "new discoveries" is it seems the foundational belief of big meat packers and Big Ag is this:
How can we do this cheaper first and foremost then we'll look at safety, quality, and all the other parameters.
I am all for reducing costs and making your business profitable. But let me know the ways you accomplish that and let me make the decision as to whether I want to do business with you.
No I'm not talking about supplying your customers with a business plan.
I'm talking about good old fashioned honesty and hey here's an idea; How about putting on the label what you've done to product.
I don't know about you but If I picked up a steak and said it contained transglutaminase you can bet I'd be Googling up what the heck it was and why is it in my steak!
You know it won't say on the label "we glued this piece of meat together."
Don't worry though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration deems it to be safe – “generally.”
We don't glue anything together here at Spring Hill Farms. Heck we use baler twine more than anything around here to make several pieces of something into one. You would notice that on your steak...just sayin'
Until next time....
Posted by David @ 01:47 PM EDT