Half Processed Industrial Chicken

Das ist keine Eiscreme, sondern industriell verarbeitetes Hünchen, so wie es für Nuggets und sowas verwendet wird.

Basically, the entire chicken is smashed and pressed through a sieve—bones, eyes, guts, and all. it comes out looking like this.

There’s more: because it’s crawling with bacteria, it will be washed with ammonia, soaked in it, actually. Then, because it tastes gross, it will be reflavored artificially. Then, because it is weirdly pink, it will be dyed with artificial color.

Yummy! Jetzt kriege ich (tatsächlich!) Appetit auf einen Burger.

Say hello to mechanically separated chicken (via Coudal)

[update] Thomas hat in den Comments eine ältere Story zum Bild gepostet mit ein paar mehr Infos. Scheint sich tatsächlich nicht um einen Fake zu handeln.

this is mechanically separated chicken, an invention of the late 20th century. Someone figured out in the 1960’s that meat processors can eek out a few more percent of profit from chickens, turkeys, pigs, and cows by scraping the bones 100% clean of meat. This is done by machines, not humans, by passing bones leftover after the initial cutting through a high pressure sieve. The paste you see in the picture above is the result.

This paste goes on to become the main ingredient in many a hot dog, bologna, chicken nuggets, pepperoni, salami, jerky etc…

The industry calls this method AMR – Advanced Meat Recovery.