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Catawba County school officials say students arenâ€™t eating â€śpink slimeâ€ť in their cafeterias.
Administrators and child nutrition directors say their school systems' ground beef does not contain any ammonia-treated beef, which has been scrutinized and called â€śPink Slimeâ€ť by a host of national media outlets and former food scientists in recent weeks.
â€śPink slime,â€ť which is a slang term for lean finely textured beef (LFTB) product, is a raw material approved and inspected by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) It is beef trimmings that are added to ground beef â€” in some cases with the chemical ammonia hydroxide, which is used as a processing aid to decrease the possible amount of pathogens in foods.
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