Woman horrified that slab of beef was PULSATING after purchasing from butcher [Video]

Woman horrified that slab of beef was PULSATING after purchasing from butcher [Video]

I’ve heard of ‘fresh’ beef, but this is ridiculous. I’m a devoted carnivore, but this might put me off my feed as well. An hour after this Chinese woman brought home a cut of beef, she started to cut it to prepare for a meal. It started twitching and pulsating. That would have freaked me out. My first thought would have been that there were worms or bugs inside, but there weren’t any, she claims. The health department says it was nerve endings that had not died yet. That would mean that cow was butchered and she received that cut right after it was processed. Only in China.

Pulsating Beef

A woman in China was horrified to find that the slab of beef she had bought appeared to be twitching.

From the Daily Mail:

Some like their steaks blue, but this footage might just be enough to put you off.

One woman in China was horrified to find her slab of beef appeared to be pulsating one hour after it was bought, reported the People’s Daily Online.

Ms Cheng, who lives in Shandong province, was about to cut the raw steak when she noticed the disturbing movements and said it looked like it was ‘still alive’.

A 20-second clip shows the entire slab of beef appears to twitch as it sits on the work surface.

Ms Cheng said: ‘It looks like it is still alive, or that there are worms or something inside. However when I cut it open I didn’t find any worms, just twitching.’

Lv Suwen, an expert at the local animal health department, said that the spasms were caused by nerve endings that had not died yet.

Ms Lv said: ‘You can rest assured, this piece of meat is very fresh and is from a freshly slaughtered animal.

‘The central nervous system is dead but the nerve endings in the muscles are still firing resulting in the jumping, because the nerves are not yet dead. This will stop after a short time.’

Ms Cheng said she bought the meat at 8am and began to cut it at 9am, but it is unclear when it was butchered.

Ms Lv said it was unlikely that the meat had been tampered with: ‘From my many years of experience, I have never encountered this type of tampering.

‘Using medicine or other means to make muscles twitch is unnecessary”.

The creepy footage has amassed more than 11 million clicks on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter, since it was uploaded last Friday.

Some users have commented that the pulsating was a sign of ‘freshness’.

Officials from the animal health department said the meat was safe to eat.

That cut doesn’t even look palatable to me by the way. I’m used to my meat being red, not grayish blue, but I guess if you leave the fatty membrane on, it can look like that. Gross. I also suspect this may have been faked somehow. If someone thought this would make all of us go vegetarian, they will be sadly disappointed at least in our household. I have a marvelous Rib Eye in the fridge waiting for the barbecue to blacken it for dinner. Yum! The video is creepy and disgusting, I’ll give it that. Makes you wonder about daring to eat in Lotus Land. This doesn’t put me off steak, but it seriously puts me in doubt of Chinese take-out.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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