Why Was McDonalds Adding Pink Slime to Burgers?

 Ammonium Hydroxide commonly used in household cleaners, fertilizers, and possibly homemade explosives, is the chemical additive Mcdonalds' once used in their ground beef production.
It is used by the food industry as an anti-microbial agent(An anti-microbial is a substance that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi). This process can make lower quality (dog food quality) meat safe for human consumption. According to the USDA ammonium hydroxide is considered "generally recognized as safe" not very convincing if you ask me. Thankfully McDonalds' announced that they stopped using the chemical additive in their production of its ground beef patties as of last August.
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