Mmm, Meat Glue – sounds yummy doesn’t it? Well, according to a recent story, transglutaminase (aka “meat glue”), which is made from a blood-clotting agent from cows and pigs, is not only being used regularly to stick together bits of meat and make a nicely formed “filet,” it’s likely to make you sick.
Apparently, TG (It’s nick-name) is GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by the FDA, but then again, that’s what they said about all sorts of things, including food coloring in kids’ foods, which are now being reviewed again because, guess what, they’re not necessarily safe!
The meat glue sticks together all the scrap meat, bacteria and all, making it less likely that those bacteria will be killed by cooking. A Cancer Project dietitian states that there’s a 50 percent chance meat eaters are eating it every day, and it could be dangerous. Not to mention gross.
Meanwhile, people complain about some soy bits in their beef. So, while we won’t tell you what to eat and what to avoid, if you think about it, do you really want meat glue with its coating of bacteria?