McDonald's Drops 'Pink Slime' Additive In Burgers

Law360, New York (February 2, 2012, 8:06 PM EST) -- McDonald's Corp. has stopped using ammonia-treated beef trimmings — called “pink slime” by British chef and media personality Jamie Oliver — in its hamburgers, the company announced earlier this week.

The hamburger chain made the decision to stop using ammonia-treated beef in early 2011, according to a statement by Todd Bacon, McDonald's senior director of quality systems and supply chain management. The beef trimmings have been out of the supply chain since August, Bacon said.

“This decision was a result of our efforts to align our...
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