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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Disgusted!

or should that be DISGUSTED!  An item on a New Zealand current affairs programme last night was about the practice of some butchers 'to the trade' (ie restaurants) of 'glueing' meat to make even portions. For example: the 'tail' end of a fillet of beef is glued to base of the tail to make an even width fillet (I'm not explaining this too well am I?)

http://www.3news.co.nz/meat-gluing-practiced-by-some-restaurants/tabid/367/articleID/206988/Default.aspx

Check this out!

The glue (actually a powder) contains transglutaminase (among other chemicals!), which I understand contains gluten!
WTF???

5 comments:

Bodacious Boomer said...

What madness is this??

inag said...

what will they come up with next? Disheartening!

Janet NZ said...

It seems this is a wide-spread (as in World wide) practise! It seems a no-brainer to me, that if you muck around with Mother Nature - she will smack you really, really hard...

my darling lemon thyme said...

Crazy huh? Just another reason we should all be returning to the old ways... Growing our own veges and killing our own animals for meat. (You can count me out of that last one though! ;-)

sleepinghorse said...

I am so glad I don't eat red meat but I think I heard this is common practice for chicken as well. Not good.