Every since the release of the 2004 documentary “Super Size Me,” we’ve all wondered what it is we’re ingesting when we eat McDonald’s.
The film follows the psychological and physical degeneration of a man who eats only McDonald’s for 30 days. Several years ago, it was revealed that many fast-food burgers contained “pink slime,” or discarded beef cuts treated with ammonium hydroxide. Since then, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and others have campaigned for fast-food chains to stop using the slime.
On Wednesday, McDonald’s announced the product was no longer used in their burgers, Time reports. “This decision was a result of our efforts to align our global standards for how we source beef around the world,” Todd Bacon, senior director of quality systems for McDonald’s, said in a statement.