J.M Hirsch conducts a burger taste test – doesn’t stick it in

A keen barfblog reader sent on the below video from ABC news with a new angle on the ongoing pink slime saga.

AP food writer J.M Hirsch conducts a whats-in-my-beef taste test, in a somewhat unscientific way, and declares that burgers made without lean finely textured beef are yummier than those with it. He declares the no-LFTB one the winner (but the other is apparently a decent burger too).

Color isn’t a good indicator of safety – would have been nice to see Hirsch stick it in (a tip-sensitive digital thermometer that is).

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Dr. Ben Chapman is a professor and food safety extension specialist at North Carolina State University. As a teenager, a Saturday afternoon viewing of the classic cable movie, Outbreak, sparked his interest in pathogens and public health. With the goal of less foodborne illness, his group designs, implements, and evaluates food safety strategies, messages, and media from farm-to-fork. Through reality-based research, Chapman investigates behaviors and creates interventions aimed at amateur and professional food handlers, managers, and organizational decision-makers; the gate keepers of safe food. Ben co-hosts a biweekly podcast called Food Safety Talk and tries to further engage folks online through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and, maybe not surprisingly, Pinterest. Follow on Twitter @benjaminchapman.