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.