Thursday, June 14, 2012

Commissioner Lynda Bell Argues on Behalf of Pink Slime in Food Served by County. By Geniusofdespair

RESOLUTION DIRECTING MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST NOT TO ENTER INTO, RENEW OR EXTEND ANY CONTRACTS FOR FOOD SERVICES RELATED TO A MIAMI-DADE COUNTY OR PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST FUNDED OR OPERATED FOOD PROGRAM UNLESS THE CONTRACTOR, VENDOR, SUPPLIER OR GRANTEE AGREES NOT TO USE MEAT PRODUCTS CONTAINING ''PINK SLIME'' IN FOOD PROVIDED OR SERVED AS PART OF A MIAMI-DADE COUNTY OR PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST OPERATED OR FUNDED FOOD PROGRAM...

The County Commission voted 10 to 1 to NOT allow pink slime in food products served by the County or Public Health Trust in their food programs (Resolution above). The only Commissioner who defended the pink slime additive was the District 8 County Commissioner Lynda Bell, she said it made for leaner beef. She kept saying I am not defending it, as she defended it. Here is her reasoning in her own words.



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What is Pink Slime:

It's actually a low-cost ingredient in ground beef made from fatty left over meat trimmings from other cuts. The bits are heated to about 100 F and spun to remove most of the fat, then compressed into blocks for use in ground meat. The product, made by South Dakota-based Beef Products Inc. (BPI), is then exposed to "a puff of ammonium hydroxide gas" to kill bacteria, such as E. coli and salmonella.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Appropriate choice of outfits for the occasion. Pink slime defending pink slime. It is so obvious.

Geniusofdespair said...

Bell said she doesn't want to step in to ban an FDA approved product. Yet she steps into choice issues. Is one Federal guideline okay but the law of our land is not? Be consistent Ms. Bell.

Anonymous said...

Genius, you've once again made me giggle. Thank you because it's been a very tough week in my real world land!

With Bell, I just don't know how these other commissioners deal with her. I cannot believe even the most hardened of the URM could even stand being in the same room with her. She's not very bright, but she's just maniacal.

Let's do a recent recap - eviscerate DERM; a really high level of Arsenic in our drinking water is no big deal; rock mine at the edge of the Everglades; beef waste product is okay because the FDA approved it, even if she hates "regulation" and I'm sure there's so much more I've missed. Oh, that's right - pool people shouldn't have real licenses like contractors because it gives the "big pool companies" too much work or something stupid I cannot even remember.

Does anyone know who's going to run against her in 2014? Please file now and start raising money. She has to go and an election is going to be cheaper than a recall! If someone is going to run, start walking the neighborhood and go to as many community meetings as possible like she does! Beat her at her own game - and I'll even buy you a cowbell!

Anonymous said...

And the good Book states that pink slime begets pink slime.

Jeffrey Scott Wilson said...

Who can hold it against her for defending her origin ?

Anonymous said...

Yet another reason to hate this troll Lynda Bell.

Anonymous said...

Bell surrounded her self with incompetent advisers.

Eddie is mad of Pink Slime, Johanna has a lot of it, and deals with it everyday and she was wearing pink shirt too.

I wonder why "B**o" voted for it, knowing that he has ties to this slime in Lynda's office.

Anonymous said...

Very patronizing of you Missy Lynda throwing Oprah in Dennis Moss's face.

Enquiring minds wanna know: Didja see that one on a magazine cover in the check out like at Walmart?

You truly are a lunatic.

Anonymous said...

Pink slime has the same chemical composition as white trash.

Anonymous said...

I don't think you get it. She wants less government running our lives. I don't think she honestly gives a rat's ass if you eat pink slime or pink crap. What she doesn't want is the government telling you what you can and cannot eat. What's next, no hotdogs, those are made the same way, all the crap left over, ground up, treated, then put in a casing.

Atlas Barfed said...

They should ban soylent green, while they are at it.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they should serve pink slime burgers at all the parks on district 8.

Anonymous said...

Not sure if Lynda's assistant dressed in pink for the occasion?!!

Anonymous said...

Lynda owns a restaurant?

Anonymous said...

why was the lady behind Bell looking around with a big smile? not connected to Bell's comments!!!

how is she

Geniusofdespair said...

Anonymous before Atlas. The Commission is not outlawing foods...or unhealthy crap, they are just refusing to FUND it in their food programs. Big, big, difference.

They are not telling you what you can and cannot eat. You just won't find it at County funded eats.

Anonymous said...

Why is it every time I see or hear this PoS I start humming Rick James' "Super Freak"! I think that should be her campaign slogan! Just substitute a few of the lyrics with Bible Thumper & Right to Life!

In fact, let me start working on this, I'm off today! This could be fun.

TomC said...

In the interest of full disclosure, I will start off buy stating I work in beef production and have first hand knowledge of how "pink slime" or Lean Finely Textured Beef, as it correctly known, is produced.



While I fully support the rights of all, whether it be grocers, restaurants, or schools, to choose what forms of ground beef they offer, I cannot help but believe these choices are being made based on inaccurate information portrayed in the media. The beef trimmings used to make LFTB must meet the same USDA inspection standards as those used to make ground beef. The only difference between the trimmings used to make ground beef, as we the consumer recognizes it, and the trimmings used to make LFTB is the lean beef to fat ratio. LFTB starts by using higher fat trimmings containing no bones, no tendons, and no organs. To achieve the higher lean ground beef that we all desire economically, the lean is separated from the fat and the lean is added back into the ground beef. The process of separating lean from fat is accomplished with centrifugal force similar to separating cream from milk.



There have been countless food safety and food science experts coming forward in support of this product. I have yet to see a single expert come forward to say this product is anything but safe and nutritious.



Given my field of work, my beliefs may be construed as bias, but they are just that, my beliefs and do not reflect the official standings of any others.

Anonymous said...

The lady behind the commissioner is Ms. Faddis.

She worked in Homestead before. She is a "player".

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Ms. Faddis like to be called a "Player",

If you really know her.... she is a "destroyer" of families.