Results for - Pink Slime and ammonia are contained in certain food we may be eating. Were you aware?

310 voters participated in this survey
Did you know ammonia is used in various foods such as a spray for beef scraps dubbed pink slime and as a leavening agent in baked goods and as an acidity controller in cheese and some chocolate?

1. Did you know ammonia is used in various foods such as a spray for beef scraps dubbed pink slime and as a leavening agent in baked goods and as an acidity controller in cheese and some chocolate?

Yes, I was aware
33%
102 votes
I knew about the use of ammonia in pink slime, but not about the cheese, chocolate and baked goods
23%
71 votes
No, not aware
43%
132 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
5 votes

2. The use of ammonia hydroxide was approved for use back in the 70's by the USFDA. Does the use of ammonia in these products bother you?

Yes
63%
195 votes
No
35%
107 votes
Other (please specify)
3%
8 votes

3. Pink slime (LFTB) is the scraps of meat sprayed off a beef carcass and sprayed with ammonia, to treat it for e coli and salmonella. It's been around since 2001 in the USA. It is used as filler in hamburger, bringing down the cost of these types of beef products. The recent social media hype has resulted in many schools, grocery stores and food outlets calling for a ban on Pink Slime. Do you think this issue is overblown?

Yes, its over blown
29%
90 votes
No, consumers need to be aware
68%
212 votes
Other (please specify)
3%
8 votes

4. The use of amonia is considered safe in small quantities; however it is banned in the UK and Canada for use in beef products.Should the US follow Canada and the UK's lead and ban the use of amonia to treat pink slime (LFTB)?

Yes
66%
206 votes
No
31%
95 votes
Other (please specify)
3%
9 votes

5. Should the use of pink slime in food products for human consumption be banned altogether?

Yes, it should be banned
57%
176 votes
It need not be banned, however it should be properly labeled so the consumer is aware
24%
75 votes
No need to ban it
16%
49 votes
Other (please specify)
3%
10 votes
06/03/2012 News 310 9 By: joan83

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