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Trial will decide if ABC sullied company with ‘pink slime’ report

June 6, 2017 by


Nati Harnik/Associated Press/File 2012 “Pink slime” refers to processed beef trimmings sold by Beef Products Inc. By Niraj Chokshi New York Times  June 05, 2017 A defamation trial over an ABC News report about so-called pink slime, a once-common ingredient in ground beef, began Monday. A South Dakota meat processing company says the report wreaked […]

McDonald’s Super Bowl Commercial Debunked

February 4, 2014 by


McDonald’s Canada aired a Super Bowl commercial Sunday night that seeks to debunk the widespread belief that Chicken McNuggets are made from the infamous “pink slime, ” according to a Huff Post article. The video shows that Canada’s McNuggets are actually made from chicken breast meat, breading and mysterious “seasoning.” While the process is significantly […]

Cargill will begin labeling when finely textured beef is used in its U.S. ground beef

November 6, 2013 by


In a Reuters article, Cargill said  the new ground-beef packaging, slated to debut early next year, came about after the agribusiness firm surveyed more than 3,000 consumers over the past 18 months about their views on ground beef and how it is made. The survey arose after last year’s intense media coverage of South Dakota-based Beef […]

‘Pink Slime’ Ground Beef Product Returns To School Lunches In 4 States – Who Cares?

September 10, 2013 by



Did Diane Sawyer Smear ‘Pink Slime’?

March 5, 2013 by


  (Contains explicit language in paragraph 41. To read the story in a PDF, go to By P.J. Huffstutter and Martha Graybow DAKOTA DUNES, South Dakota, March 4 (Reuters) – A year ago, Beef Products Inc. had four state-of-the art plants, more than 1,300 employees and was expanding aggressively. The meat company was the […]

The Sliming – How processed beef trimmings got rebranded, again and again and again.

October 26, 2012 by


What do you call a mash of beef trimmings that have been chopped and then spun in a centrifuge to remove the fatty bits and gristle? According to the government and to the company that invented the process, you call it lean finely textured beef. But to the natural-food crusaders who would have the stuff […]

Food Safe Guru Daily – “People for the Truth”, BPI closes 3 plants, costs 650 jobs

May 8, 2012 by


I have spoken with Rich Jochum from Beef Products, Inc. on several occasions about the unfairness of having BPI  unfairly singled out by the media for their product. BPI and the “pink slime” campaign has caused job losses and forced three plant closures yesterday. Is it fair? No.  According to Jochum yesterday,  650 jobs will […]