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  Mechanically separated meat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mechanically separated meat (MSM), also known as mechanically recovered meat (MRM) is a paste-like and batter-like meat product produced by forcing beef, pork or chicken bones, with attached edible meat, under high pressure through a sieve or similar device to separate the bone from the edible meat tissue.
Mechanically separated meat must be labeled as "mechanically separated beef or pork" in the ingredients statement.
Since bits of the spinal cord (the part most likely to be carrying BSE) often got mixed in with the rest of the meat, products using mechanically separated meat taken from the bodies of bovines were at higher risk for transmitting BSE to humans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mechanically_separated_meat   (427 words)

 Encyclopedia: Beef   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Beef is one of the principal meats used in European cuisine and cuisine of the Americas, and is important in Africa, East Asia, and Southeast Asia as well.
Beef is meat obtained from a bovine, usually a steer rather than a cow.
Other beef variety meats include the tongue, which is usually sliced for sandwiches; tripe from the stomach; various glands, referred to as sweetbreads; and the tender testicles of the bull commonly known as "beef balls", "calf fries", or "Rocky Mountain oysters." Beef is taboo in a number of religions, most notably Hinduism.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Beef   (1027 words)

 Hot Dogs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This new machinery separates meat from bone by scraping, shaving, or pressing the meat from the bone without breaking or grinding the bone.
Mechanically Separated Poultry (MSP) is a paste-like and batter-like poultry product produced by forcing bones, with attached edible tissue, through a sieve or similar device under high pressure to separate bone from the edible tissue.
In 1995, a final rule on mechanically separated poultry said it was safe and could be used without restrictions.
www.hoptechno.com /bookhotdogs.htm   (1176 words)

 Better Utilization Of By-products From The Meat Industry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The separation of the fractions is accomplished with a high-speed centrifuge or separator.
An average of 30.0% mechanically separated meat in relation to bone weight is the expected yield for beef, pork and lamb.
Mechanically separated red meat may be added to hamburger patties, fresh and smoked sausages, stews, sauces, and even to chunked and formed products.
www.agnet.org /library/article/eb515.html   (7613 words)

 Meat and Poultry Labeling Terms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The definition of "meat" was amended in December 1994 to include as "meat" product derived from advanced meat/bone separation machinery which is comparable in appearance, texture and composition to meat trimmings and similar meat products derived by hand.
In 1982, a final rule published by FSIS on mechanically separated meat said it was safe -- restrictions on level of use and products it can be used in are based on safety.
In 1995, a final rule on mechanically separated poultry said it would be used without restrictions.
www.fsis.usda.gov /OA/pubs/lablterm.htm   (1159 words)

 Butchering Technology Could Transfer Disease To Humans
The American Meat Institute, representing the meat and poultry trade, said a ban is not needed because a 1997 federal rule requires that the spinal cord be removed from a carcass before it is butchered.
She said a ban on the machines would require butchers to remove the meat with knives - the traditional method for removing hard-to-locate meat in backbones and neck bones - which can be hazardous to workers.
Two of almost 60 tests the Agriculture Department conducted on mechanically separated meat were positive for such tissues, she said.
www.rense.com /general12/ds.htm   (575 words)

 SCADPlus: Specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This section is concerned mainly with meat from domestic animals of the bovine, porcine, ovine and caprine species.
The following provisions apply to meat of farmed birds and of rabbits, hares and rodents farmed for human consumption, as well as flightless birds.
Meat of farmed game coming from even-toed mammals (Cervidae and Suidae) must be produced and marketed under the conditions laid down for meat of domestic ungulates (see above).
europa.eu.int /scadplus/leg/en/lvb/f84002.htm   (2028 words)

 REFRIGERATING - Online Information article about REFRIGERATING
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This temperature TI is neces- Compression Cylinder Expansion Cylinder sarily very much below the temperature to be maintained in the room, because the cooling effect is produced by transferring heat from the room or its contents to the air, which is thereby heated.
ion water, and can be separated again by the application machines• of heat.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /RAY_RHU/REFRIGERATING.html   (4496 words)

 EU introduces tighter meat labelling
For example, the directive restricts the definition of meat to the skeletal-attached muscles, which is a major development.
For other species, mechanically separated meat will have to be labelled separately and cannot form part of the meat content of any products in which it occurs.
Some Member States previously adopted their own definitions of meat for labelling purposes, but these definitions will now have to be harmonised at EU level.
www.foodnavigator.com /news/printNewsBis.asp?id=30077   (550 words)

 Chef Mom | Features: Focus on Hot Dogs - Recipes and more from Chef Mom.com
Up to 3.5 percent non-meat binders and extenders (such as nonfat dry milk, cereal or dried whole milk) or 2 percent isolated soy protein may be used, but must be shown in the ingredients statement on the product's label by its common name.
Mechanically Separated Meat (MSM) is a paste-like and batter-like meat product produced by forcing beef or pork bones, with attached edible meat, under high pressure through a sieve or similar device to separate the bone from the edible meat tissue.
In 1982, a final rule published by Food Safety Inspection Service on mechanically separated meat said it was safe and established a standard of identity for the food product.
chefmom.com /articles/hotdogs.htm   (1309 words)

 Nutrition Action Healthletter - How Now, Mad Cow?
“Mechanically separated meat is a paste produced by compressing carcasses, much like a used car is crushed into a dense block of metal,” he explains.
Mechanically separated beef—spinal cords and all—is still allowed here, though it’s hard to get a handle on how common it is.
The only way to guarantee that AMR meat is free of nervous-system tissue is to require meat processors to remove the entire spinal column (bones and all), not just the spinal cord, before sending cattle carcasses through their machinery (see “Making Meat Safe,”).
www.cspinet.org /nah/06_01   (3097 words)

 Vol.13 - 4. Mechanically recovered meat (MRM)
If a butcher's knife was used to remove meat from a carcass, quite a lot of meat was left on the bone, especially on the ribs.
In the 1950s mechanical hand tools were developed to minimise wastage by recovering this meat and, by the early 1960s, automatic machines were being employed.
The definition of meat included 'the skin, rind, gristle and sinew in amounts naturally associated with the flesh', as well as the more commonly consumed organs such as heart, kidney, liver and also head meat.
www.bseinquiry.gov.uk /report/volume13/chaptec2.htm   (1034 words)

 Men's Fitness: Dog day afternoons: come and get 'em: the healthiest hot dogs for your summer BBQs - Nutrition - Brief ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The United States Department of Agriculture defines mechanically separated meat as a "paste-like, batter-like meat product" generated when bones and attached edible meat are forced through a fine sieve.
Realizing that American consumers prefer their meat sans tendon and marrow, most manufacturers have abandoned the practice with beef-based dogs.
Mechanically separated turkey and chicken are used heavily in reduced-fat and fat-free hot dogs.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1608/is_9_17/ai_80309810   (1066 words)

 Kalsec - Inhibiting Meat Flavor Deterioration
Direct addition to ground meat during grinding or to ground or mechanically-separated meat (MSP) by blending immediately after grinding.
OM/WM Direct addition to ground meat during grinding or to ground or mechanically-separated meat (MSP) by blending immediately after grinding or to whole muscle meats by way of brines or marinades applied by injecting, vacuum tumbling, pumping or marinating.
Direct addition to ground meat during grinding or to ground or mechanically-separated meat (MSP) by blending immediately after grinding or to whole muscle meats by way of brines or marinades applied by injecting, vacuum tumbling, pumping or marinating.
www.kalsec.com /products/meatflavor_pg.cfm   (363 words)

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One small jar of baby food, they found, made with mechanically separated chicken, delivers more fluoride than a 6-month-old child should receive in an entire day and, therefore, puts that child at risk of developing dental fluorosis.
One serving (71g) of luncheon meat containing mechanically separated chicken could provide as much as 0.45 mg of fluoride for a child.
Mechanically separated turkey meat had much lower fluoride levels because turkey bones are much harder to crush.
www.sonic.net /kryptox/nutri/ifin388.htm   (1309 words)

 The Clinton Legacy Cookbook Chefs and Senior staff..*ALERT* [Free Republic]
I was wondering if the new method of aging meat by pumping sugar water through the veins of a carcass had something to do with it, or too much chicken being snuck in as by-products.
There's more mechanical processing than hand trimming going on and the food is mushy and about as edible as hormel potted meat.
For those who don't know, this rodent's meat is similar to beef and can be substituted for it so long as you also add a little extra fat (in this case we're adding bacon), as wild game tends to be very lean and can dry out in cooking.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3a92d83171cd.htm   (5012 words)

 Co-op People
All fresh ground beef sold in the Co-op’s Meat Departments is ground in-store on a regular basis throughout the day from whole pieces of meat.
In addition, all brains and nervous systems are removed and separated from meat products during processing and are not part of our ground beef program.
This is a firewall that prevents the spread of BSE to other animals if it is confirmed to be present in the U.S. “The BSE agent is found in central nervous system tissue, such as the brain and spinal cord of the animal.
www.coopfoodstore.com /html/about_bse.html   (1222 words)

 Defra, UK - Animal health and welfare - International trade - CINs
This Customer Information Note informs you of the action that Defra is taking to allow trade in MSM to continue from the UK to the 10 new Member States and advises exporters urgently to contact their customers in the new Member States.
Under existing EU regulations mechanically separated meat (MSM) from poultry cannot be traded between Member States.
Prior to 1 May 2004, there was a considerable volume of MSM trade between the 15 Member States and the 10 Accession States.
www.defra.gov.uk /animalh/int-trde/misc/cins/2004/0477.htm   (493 words)

 Understanding meat labels
Broadly, the tighter rules restrict the definition of meat to the skeletal-attached muscles.
The new European rules also provide for the systematic indication of the species from which the meat comes so that for example 'beef meat' is distinguished from 'pig meat'.
Hailing the new meat measures today, Byrne added: "I have decided that there is a need for further labelling requirements for chicken and other meat preparations.
www.foodnavigator.com /news/news-ng.asp?id=46985   (503 words)

 Food Safety News - Iowa State University Extension   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
An internal APHIS memorandum allowing processed products from plants that used both young and old cattle noted that among the policy change's drawbacks was the lack of opportunity for public comment and an increased possibility that high-risk product, such as mechanically separated meat, could be imported into the United States due to mislabeling.
The Harvard Risk Assessment USDA commissioned in 2001 had clearly warned about potential contamination of cheek meat by brain tissue or other tissues during the slaughter process, yet USDA allowed it to be imported, even though in its own documents it had called cheek meat ineligible.
USDA says the report calling the meat ineligible had been superseded by a later memorandum, but OIG's audit showed that exactly the opposite had happened.
www.extension.iastate.edu /foodsafety/news/fsnews.cfm?newsid=7757   (916 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Note that "mechanically-separated" meat also means pureéd, except that they mechanically separate it by grinding it up with the bones still in it, and then they squoosh it through a screen door to filter out the larger bits of the bone and the bits too small to see become an important source of calcium.
Don't ask me where the "ash" content in dog food comes from.) They now have a technology where they can toss a quadrant of a chicken into an automated milling machine and it will scrape the bones clean, much like desert termites, without breaking the bones.
Meat produced that way is considered real meat by the government, whereas meat with ground-up bones is "mechanically separated".
www.vic.com /~dbd/kibology/by.products   (344 words)

 Ash's Mystical Poodles Breeders. Myth and Science: Mad Cow and Wasting Disease
Many veterinarians and scientists have recommended keeping dog food containing beef or any beef byproducts away from cats and from humans, both of whom may contract prion disease, based upon the old adage that an ounce of prevention is certainly worth the possibility of contracting a disease with no cure.
As a precaution, hunters should avoid eating deer and elk tissues known to harbor the CWD agent, such as brain, spinal cord, eyes, tonsils and lymph nodes.  Some tissues thought to be negative for the infective agent include liver, bone marrow, skeletal muscle and skin.
Meat and meat products from third country may transit at air or sea ports.
www.mysticalpoodles.com /poodle-breeders-recommend/article16.html   (7093 words)

 Amazon.com: Animal By-product Processing and Utilization: Books: Herbert W. Ockerman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The book's contents cover both edible and non-edible products, by-products of seafood and poultry in addition to red meat, medicinal and pharmaceutical processing and utilization of animal by-products, and animal product waste disposal, processing, reduction and utilization.
Particular attention has been paid to new products for the rendering industry, and to concerns over new animal diseases, which might well be transferred by feeding low-temperature rendered products to animals.
ANIMALS are grown and slaughtered to provide nutritious meat for humans, and without this utilization, few of what we consider "meat" animals would be allowed by Homo sapiens to exist except as examples of species in zoos.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1566767776?v=glance   (524 words)

 Meat & Poultry Standards Encyclopedia - foodCompliance.com
Chow Mein or Chop Suey Vegetables with Meat
Meat Standards Other than Those Found in 9 CFR 319
Spaghetti with Meatballs in Sauce or with Meat and Sauce, and similar products
www.foodcompliance.com /Tool_Chest/Standards_Encyclopedia/index.jsp   (97 words)

 Grams of Fiber in Mechanically Separated Lamb Meat - High Fiber Diet
Grams of Fiber in Mechanically Separated Lamb Meat - High Fiber Diet
Lamb, variety meats and by-products, mechanically separated, raw
Please consult your physician for personalized dietary fiber recommendations that are right for you.
www.highfiberdiet.net /lamb/2687   (68 words)

 Inspector General's Report Slams USDA, APHIS on Canadian Beef   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
effect let enormous amounts of "questionable" meat into the country.
ground meat and further processed beef products would all be eligible for
meat of any sort, mechanically separated meat and advanced meat recovery.
www.organicconsumers.org /madcow/aphis022105.cfm   (916 words)

 Find in a Library: Mechanically separated meat of broiler breeder and white layer spent hens
Find in a Library: Mechanically separated meat of broiler breeder and white layer spent hens
Mechanically separated meat of broiler breeder and white layer spent hens
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worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/a5060d7ab4aeb50ca19afeb4da09e526.html   (72 words)

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