Another Good Reason to Keep Kosher – “Slime” Free Meat


Yes, Kosher meat is more expensive.

And, unless you live in an area with a good-sized Jewish population, kosher meat and kosher butchers are hard to come by.

But with this “pink slime” trending in the news, it’s reassuring to know that absolutely NO pink slime is permitted in kosher meat, according to KosherEye,  a blog for  foodies who also keep Kosher.

According to the blog:

Statement from OU Kosher: Kosher ground beef is made out of the kosher pieces of meat, trimmed by hand. No mechanically separated beef or pink slime is used in any OU-certified production.

The other night, I picked up a pound of kosher ground round and a pound of kosher ground lean turkey and treated my family to a slow-cooked meatloaf that I have to say was absolutely delish.

So, if you don’t want pink slime in your beef, or mechanically separated parts in your lunch or dinner, if you want chickens that are fed a grain-only diet and that are not fed any dead chicken parts, if you want a sustainable meat supply that by law must treat and slaughter its animals in the most humane way possible, you don’t have to be Jewish to buy kosher meat.

With that, I hope that there will be kosher burger joints popping up all over the nation. Then again, my cholesterol levels would be sky high if that were the case.

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About stacylynngittleman

I have been a public relations professional and reporter -- and always thought I would live in the New York Metro area - before my husband took a job in Rochester, New York. Most in Metro New York can't find Rochester on a map,and neither could I before we moved. I am now a columnist and a freelance writer for Rochester's only daily newspaper, the Democrat & Chronicle. I also am passionate about gardening, fitness and most of all, Jewish education and Israel Advocacy. Here's my perspective on Western New York living - the good, the bad, and the snowy.

2 responses to “Another Good Reason to Keep Kosher – “Slime” Free Meat”

  1. muddledmom says :

    Well that’s the most awesome news I’ve heard all day. The pink slime is killing me, so to speak. I don’t eat much meat but I have wondered just how you know whether it’s in your beef. This is a solution. Not sure where to find kosher meat in NC though. Another challenge.

    • transplantednorth says :

      ah yes, I can write a whole other blog about the challenges of keeping kosher. If you live near a big city or a city with a university, you may be able to find kosher meat in your supermarket, or even there may be a kosher butcher in your town. Without a sizeable Jewish population, kosher cuts of meat are hard to come by. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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