“There is only one word for this product: gross. It’s a highly processed substance that is made from beef scraps, spun in a centrifuge and treated with ammonia. McDonald’s and Burger King won’t serve it in their restaurants and it doesn’t belong in school cafeterias either.”

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, in urging the federal government to ban the use of “pink slime,” a processed meat product, in school lunches.