After the product news went viral, there were many concerns voiced about its safety.
Rest assured, says the American Meat Institute, “meat glue” is considered safe by the USDA (because the USDA ALWAYS does what’s best for us consumers, right?).
What the AMI did have a problem with though is binding together different pieces of meat to make it look like a high-priced cut of cohesive meat such as filet mignon. Mark D. Dopp, the AMI’s general counsel, says these practices were “patently illegal.”
Essentially, it’s fine for consumers to be consuming this disgusting substance, just not if they think it’s a higher quality piece of a dead animal than it actually is.
A friend of my recently Tweeted about this new news and I believe she said it best, “The American Meat Institute says meat glue is “safe and natural.” Translation? Eat up, stupid.”