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Restaurant 'Meat Glue' Gets Mass Media Attention

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May 9, 2012   Copyright: Penton Media Food Group

Mass media outlets have recently brought attention to the restaurant industry’s use of the enzyme powder transglutaminase, known as TG, or “meat glue,” that can bind pieces of meat together. Last month San Francisco’s ABC7 News reported the restaurant and foodservice industry uses meat glue to bind together meat scraps to make them to look like whole prime cuts. While the ABC7 said that meat glue is “generally recognized as safe” by the Food and Drug Administration, ABC7 argued that gluing together pieces of meat can pose a ...

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