Meat glue: Is your beef roast held together with pork blood enzymes?

Call upon Barbados Ministry of Health to ban meat glue use

Have you heard about meat glue? I hadn’t until an old friend sent Barbados Free Press the above YouTube video. It is a common practice where scraps of meat are glued together so they mimic prime cuts, and it’s not confined to beef: pork, chicken and lamb are also subject to this trickery.

According to the video report, the enzymes used to perform this are dangerous and the meat ‘cuts’ created by this process can have over a hundred times the bacteria content of ‘real’ meat cuts. That’s important if that nice looking steak you ordered ‘rare’ is actually formed with multiple scraps of meat.

This white powder sold by the kilo, is the meat industry’s dirty little secret, secret because it is hazardous to your health! Meat glue makes pieces of beef, lamb, chicken or fish that would normally be thrown out stick together so closely that it looks like a solid piece of meat.

Watch the video and be seriously disturbed about how even expert butchers can be fooled by this process.

Now, please take no offense folks, but you know that Barbados is not big on standards or laws and that most anything goes here – especially if you have a friend or two in government service anywhere. There is great cooperation between the power groups on this island and that includes in the business community. I’m wondering how much of the meat we buy on this rock is glued together.

We call upon the Minister of Health to issue an outright ban on this practice in Barbados. It doesn’t take a new law, all it takes is for Donville Inniss to have his Ministry make such a rule.

Watch the video, folks… and prepare to be seriously disturbed.

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6 responses to “Meat glue: Is your beef roast held together with pork blood enzymes?

  1. C Brian Barnes

    Reading about meat glue makes dieting easier

  2. M

    BFP said “Now, please take no offense folks, but you know that Barbados is not big on standards or laws and that most anything goes here – especially if you have a friend or two in government service anywhere.”

    That is the problem, isn’t it? Whether we’re talking meat or labour relations or who gets a building permit, it’s always about who you know.

    Simpson Motors gets away with anything including forced overtime and unsafe conditions in the service shop. No masks for mechanics when doing brake pad changes and no wet down requirement. Everybody breathing the carcinogenic dust but it’s okay because Simpson gives big money to whoever is the government.

    Lord come soon.

  3. just want to know

    How about one of the government Ministers want to tek away a catering contract from a DEM supporter, who caters to his party, so his wife could do it, and had this bus up in a supermarket for all and sundry to hear & sea. I thought dem wen’t suppose to do dat, ” conflict of interest “, seems dats how dem politicians do bou’t hey.

  4. Willie & his BBF Rib Bone

    Was dey usin’ de Supa Glue when dey do me steak?
    maybe that why it so tough?

  5. yatiniteasy

    Havent been able to find my favourite Peronne brand hamburgers for a few weeks..so I called them today…They are out of that business now…hams too…another Barbados Manufacturer gone belly up!

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