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McDonald's serving up 'restructured meat technology' - you want fries with that?

McDonald's serving up 'restructured meat technology' - you want fries with that?

Saturday, December 22, 2012 by: J. D. Heyes

A sandwich 'built' from scratch?: The McRib is a product of Rene Arend, who came up with the idea and design of the sandwich. That said, Richard Mandigo, a professor from the University of Nebraska, who developed the "restructured meat product" that the McRib is actually made of.

According to Chicago magazine, citing a 1995 article by Mandigo, "restructured meat product" is described thusly:

Restructured meat products are commonly manufactured by using lower-valued meat trimmings reduced in size by comminution (flaking, chunking, grinding, chopping or slicing). The comminuted meat mixture is mixed with salt and water to extract salt-soluble proteins. These extracted proteins are critical to produce a "glue" which binds muscle pieces together. These muscle pieces may then be reformed to produce a "meat log" of specific form or shape. The log is then cut into steaks or chops which, when cooked, are similar in appearance and texture to their intact muscle counterparts. ... Such products as tripe, heart, and scalded stomachs are high in protein, completely edible, wholesome, and nutritious, and most are already used in sausage without objection.

Still hungry?

But, as Time magazine points out, a closer examination of McDonald's own list of ingredients reveals that the sandwich contains a total of 70 ingredients, including azodicarbonamide, a flour-bleaching component that is often used to produce foamed plastics (think gym mats and the soles of shoes). In fact, "the compound is banned in Europe and Australia as a food additive," says Time. Other ingredients include ammonium sulfate and polysorbate 80.

Besides, the sandwich itself contains an incredible amount of calories - 500 at least - along with 26 grams of fat, 44 grams of carbohydrates and 980 milligrams of sodium, nearly half the recommended daily amount of about 2,400 milligrams

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/038442_McDonalds_McRib_sandwich_r...



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Market Share

I think they have been losing market share for healthier choices.

They will most likely start selling booze to compete imo....McBeer
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donvino

So would you rather all this

So would you rather all this perfectly edible food be wasted and thrown away, raising the prices of all food so that you can be smug and feel good about not allowing people to make decisions that you may not agree with?

I personally applaud companies that reduce waste and lower prices. Is McDonalds good for you if you eat it all the time and over a long period of time? No. But for someone who is poor, can't afford better food, and/or is in a rush, it's a great option.

What would Ron Paul say about people who want to ban everything that isn't 'safe' according to you? What gives you the authority to bar anyone else from eating it? Or if you don't support banning it then why not attack the people that artificially raise the price of meat, i.e. the Feds?

Who cares? Its not whole

Who cares? Its not whole foods. No one goes there expecting gourmet food. Its the most delicious sh*t food in the world. Not much money on hand and starving? Go there.

Sounds like Barbacoa

plus the tasty bbq sauce.

That explains all the barbeque sauce

They smother that connective tissue scrap patty in. Makes it taste sooooo delish!

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

Gotta

love that Pink Slime organ patties on a sesame seed bun.

Tripe! When I say, "Tripe!" ... let us not confuse ourselves.

"Such products as tripe, heart, and scalded stomachs are high in protein, completely edible, wholesome, and nutritious, and most are already used in sausage without objection." - Chicago magazine, citing a 1995 article by Mandigo, "restructured meat product." Used as ingredient @ McDonalds. Processed to the full extent of the outlaw!

I object! Oh all the absurdities... I object!

McDonalds is a criminal class of restauranteers! They are seducing guests with something less than tripe. I wish them solitary confinement with their cuisine. Toxic waste dump signs & fencing should come with this order.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

But.....

Yer not being tripe.

You can't have IT both ways, cause were not talking Burger King here.

(But I totally agree :).....

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

Tripe is not bad.

what's bad is connective tissue being passed off as meat.

I object to labeling their concocted ingredient what it is not.

It is not even tripe! It is scraps.

Next thing you know, McDonalds will start challenging my use of the word tripe.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Yep calling it tripe

would be to give tripe a bad name.

This reminds me of the Japanese "poop burger" story

Has anyone else heard about that Japanese scientist who was developing a meat substitute made of sewage sludge? It might've been another hoax, but Salon.com ran a story on it and found out the scientist is an actual person, and while the story is suspect, they haven't been able to prove it's a hoax. Anyway, it wouldn't surprise me if it's true...Mickey D's has already been caught lacing their "food" with silicone, and other fast food companies added pink slime to their meats. I rarely eat fast food, but when I do, it's never ever McDonald's...they are the worst of the worst.

http://www.salon.com/2011/06/23/japan_feces_meat_viral/

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There are also a few Japanese restaurants with a "bathroom" theme. I don't know if the "poop burgers" thing is real (though I wouldn't be surprised), but I know the restaurants are.

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yeah i have

read that crap!! :)
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

i like the mc rib

i like the mc rib

Apparently, you're not allowed to like things

that aren't approved by the DP 'elite'.

I don't understand why someone's PERSONAL PREFERENCE is downvoted into oblivion. So much for freedom of choice.

Personally, I don't eat at fast food restaurants, I'd much rather cook my own food.

A signature used to be here!

And Don't Forget......

Meat on tap!

3D steaks will soon be downloadable at your house too! No need for goin out no more. I'm sure good ole Mickey's got 1 eye on that one.....

$$$

http://www.dailypaul.com/254856#comment-2743200

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

imagine the cardrige refill

imagine the cardrige refill price on that baby!

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Don't worry about that......

They got it figured out, "How to ensure Cheapness" :)

Remember in the movie 1984, the guys (remember the sexes are kept apart) are sittin around the table goin, hummm, taste good! Looks like meat, tastes like meat, but it's not meat.....

(..... means, just think about it).....

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

deacon's picture

what a mouth watering combo!!

can i super size that??
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence