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This Is How a Chicken Nugget Is Made (UPDATED)

Mechanically separated chicken is what you get when you grind an entire chicken through a sieve, soak it in ammonia, and add flavor artificially.

Mechanically separated chicken—the stuff chicken nuggets and patties are made from—is what you get when you grind an entire chicken through a sieve, soak it in ammonia, and add flavor artificially. Also, it's pink.

UPDATE: We've found a video from a corporate manufacturer of the machines that executes this task (or at least part of the task; it's hard to know, it's in Chinese). Warning: This is totally gross an not for the faint of heart.


UPDATE 2: Here's an even better (?) video of the process, from a more industrialized facility.

UPDATE 3: Turns out, this was a little blown out proportion.

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