McDonald's drops "pink slime" from its world-famous burgers

(WFLX)- McDonald's drops the "pink slime" from its world-famous burgers.

McDonald's is no longer using the controversial ground beef additive filler known as "pink slime".

"Pink slime" is spare beef trimmings treated with ammonium hydroxide which is used to kill any bacteria in the trimmings.

McDonald's move comes after TV chef Jamie Oliver made public calls for restaurant chains to stop using the "slime."

As gross as it sounds, the additive is approved by the USDA.

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