McDonald's has made a menu change, announcing the restaurant will no longer use a food additive some have dubbed pink slime.

The food additive is a filler made from spare beef trimmings treated with ammonium hydroxide. The process kills off any bacteria, and it's recently come under fire by critics.

Nicknamed pink slime, it's been criticized in the news, a major documentary and by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

However, McDonald's contends their decision is not based on any particular event.

The USDA has approved the use of ammoniated beef trimmings, stating it is safe.

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