There's a secret within the meat industry that is likely to have you thinking twice the next time you throw a piece of steak onto the barbecue. A number of butchers in the industry have been known to use 'meat glue,' an edible adhesive used to combine scraps of meat into what would appear to be a hearty, intact piece of meat. Today Tonight investigated the issue, and found that many industry members will then sell these pieces of meat as if they were prime cuts. 

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, meat glue, otherwise known as transglutaminase, is considered generally to safe to consume. However, there have been instances where bacteria has been found in transglutaminase, most notably E.coli, reports ABC7 News. As unsettling as it may be, industry members told the news outlet that meat glue is used frequently in the food industry. 

You can see a report on the issue below.