Calif. Lawmaker Asks USDA To Investigate 'Meat Glue'

Law360, New York (May 4, 2012, 4:19 PM EDT) -- A California state senator sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday expressing concern over growing food industry use of transglutaminase, also referred to as “meat glue,” and asking the agency to investigate the material's health effects.

State Sen. Ted W. Lieu said food suppliers and restaurants have been providing consumers with steaks that have been composed from different meat parts fused together by transglutaminase, a process that can cause higher rates of contamination and make it more difficult to trace a food...
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