Pink Slime Plant Reopens Because High Beef Prices Mean There’s A Need For Cheaper Ingredients

Pink Slime Plant Reopens Because High Beef Prices Mean There’s A Need For Cheaper Ingredients

More than two years after Beef Products Inc. announced it would permanently close three of its four “pink slime” processing plants, the company is reversing course and reopening a Kansas plant. [More]

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McDonald’s Reminds Customers That It No Longer Uses Pink Slime In Burgers

The Internet is a vast landscape of knowledge just waiting to be mined for your personal edification. But just like Winston Churchill didn’t say “Somebody’s got a case of the Mondays!” just because someone slapped a caption on a photo of the guy and plastered it all over Facebook, not everything you read about fast food is necessarily true. [More]

ABC Asks Judge To Toss Out Beef Company’s “Pink Slime” Defamation Lawsuit

ABC Asks Judge To Toss Out Beef Company’s “Pink Slime” Defamation Lawsuit

Thinking about the actual texture and consistency of your common slime, one might come to the idea that the stuff would move along rather slowly. And that same sluggish image also comes to mind in the legal brouhaha over ABC News’ coverage of lean, finely textured beef, otherwise known as “pink slime.” It just keeps slorping along, with ABC now asking a judge to toss the whole suit out, more than a year after Beef Products Inc. first filed it. [More]

Cargill To Label Ground Beef Products Containing ‘Pink Slime’ Meat

Cargill To Label Ground Beef Products Containing ‘Pink Slime’ Meat

Though ground beef producers have been filling out their products for years with what is technically known as “finely textured beef,” but which is now known by the less appetizing name “pink slime,” chemically-treated beef trimmings that the industry and USDA say is harmless, but which some have labeled a “cheap substitute” and “economic fraud.” After nearly two years of stories about the stuff, one of the nation’s largest beef producers has decided to start labeling products that have been pink slimed. [More]

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Beef Battle Continues With “Pink Slime” Defamation Lawsuit Headed Back To State Court

Remember that whole pink slime thing? Yeah, back before everyone in Europe was concerned about horsemeat in their burgers, America was freaking out over finely textured beef, dubbed “pink slime” by celebrity health advocates and news outlets. Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News and its parent company for defamation related to the scandal way back in September, and that lawsuit is still lumbering along with a move back to a state court from a federal one. Which is happy news for BPI, perhaps not so for the defendants. [More]

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Former Beef Worker Sues Chef Jamie Oliver, ABC News & Diane Sawyer Over “Pink Slime”

The beef industry isn’t about to forget about that whole “pink slime” thing, wherein ABC News and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver used the phrase to bring attention to a widely used product known as lean finely textured beef. Beef Products Inc. filed suit against ABC back in September, and now a former employee of the company is suing the news network, anchor Diane Sawyer, Oliver and others, claiming he lost his job because of  the pink slime controversy. [More]

Vast Majority Of Schools Involved In National Lunch Program Don’t Want Pink Slime In Their Beef

Vast Majority Of Schools Involved In National Lunch Program Don’t Want Pink Slime In Their Beef

School districts across the country are snubbing the beef product known and loathed by many as “pink slime,” says the U.S Department of Agriculture. The USDA notes that the vast majority of states participating in its National School Lunch Program are ordering ground beef that doesn’t have the filler called “lean finely textured beef” by those who make it. [More]

BPI To Permanently Shut Down Three Of Four Pink Slime Plants

BPI To Permanently Shut Down Three Of Four Pink Slime Plants

The pink slime storm of controversy may have faded a bit since it hit in March, but the after-effects are still being felt. Beef Products Inc. announced that it will permanently close three processing plants this month, due to the ruckus over its meat product, according to a company official. [More]

Guess What, Folks? Pink Slime Isn't The Only Food With Ammonia In It

Guess What, Folks? Pink Slime Isn't The Only Food With Ammonia In It

During the recent outpouring of “eww, that’s gross” over pink slime, Americans had a collective freakout over ammonia-treated beef. But hey, why not expand the revulsion with this tasty tidbit: Foods including cheese, baked goods and chocolate products are also involved with ammonia. [More]

Cargill & Tyson Unafraid Of Pink Slime Backlash, No Plant Shutdowns Planned

Cargill & Tyson Unafraid Of Pink Slime Backlash, No Plant Shutdowns Planned

While other producers of finely textured beef, now known to many as “pink slime,” are dialing back their output of the controversial stuff, major beef processors Cargill and Tyson are all like, “Shrug! Business as usual.” They will produce less of the stuff, but that doesn’t mean they’ll close plants or cut jobs. [More]

Beef Products Company Files For Bankruptcy & Blames Pink Slime

Beef Products Company Files For Bankruptcy & Blames Pink Slime

AFA Foods makes beef products, including the filler denounced recently as “pink slime,” and the outcry over the stuff is why they’re filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A company spokesman says the business was already struggling, but that the backlash against boneless beef trimmings just put a nail in their meat coffin. [More]

Beef Company Insists Pink Slime Doesn't Exist, While Critics Say It Ain't Ground Beef

Beef Company Insists Pink Slime Doesn't Exist, While Critics Say It Ain't Ground Beef

The makers of the ground beef filler we all know now as “pink slime” aren’t taking this nickname lying down. After losing business from grocery stores, Beef Products Inc. is fighting back in the media, insisting pink slime isn’t even a real thing. Opponents of the stuff are firing right back. [More]

There Are Now 900,000 Fewer Pounds Of "Pink Slime" Being Produced Each Day

There Are Now 900,000 Fewer Pounds Of "Pink Slime" Being Produced Each Day

With several supermarket chains — including Kroger and Safeway — opting to stop selling ground beef that contains “lean, finely textured beef,” the ammonia-treated filler affectionately known as “pink slime,” the company that pumps out the stuff has had to suspend production at three of its four slime-making facilities. [More]

Kroger Joins Ranks Of Supermarkets Who Won't Sell "Pink Slime"

Kroger Joins Ranks Of Supermarkets Who Won't Sell "Pink Slime"

More than a week after clarifying which of its ground beef products do and do not contain the ammonia-treated beef trimmings known by two wildly different names — “lean finely textured beef” or “pink slime” — Kroger, the country’s largest grocery store chain, has decided to nix the controversial filler altogether. [More]

Safeway To Stop Selling Ground Beef That Contains "Pink Slime"

Safeway To Stop Selling Ground Beef That Contains "Pink Slime"

It’s been a bad year for “lean finely textured beef,” better known by the less-tasty moniker “pink slime.” The ammonia-treated beef trimmings that have been used as ground beef filler for decades is quickly becoming a pariah at U.S. grocery stores like Safeway, which has announced it will no longer sell the stuff. [More]

Kroger Clarifies Which Of Its Ground Beef Products Are Free Of "Pink Slime"

Kroger Clarifies Which Of Its Ground Beef Products Are Free Of "Pink Slime"

Following last week’s ABC News report which found that ammonia-treated beef trimmings, affectionately known as “pink slime,” are in about 70% of the ground beef Americans buy at the grocery store, supermarket chain Kroger has issued a statement to list which of its ground meats do not contain the filler. [More]

What Is "Pink Slime" And Why Is It In 70% Of Supermarket Ground Beef?

What Is "Pink Slime" And Why Is It In 70% Of Supermarket Ground Beef?

Earlier this year, McDonald’s made headlines when it said it would stop using ammonia-treated beef trimmings lovingly known as “pink slime” in its burgers. Now the former USDA scientist who coined the phrase is speaking out against the widespread use of the stuff — not because it’s unsafe, but because he feels like consumers are being deceived into paying for cheap filler. [More]

McDonald's Finally Realizes Pink Slime Is Not An Appetizing Burger Ingredient

If you’ve been rolling up to McDonald’s thinking, “Mmm, can’t wait for that pink slime made from all the leftover parts of the cow that no one wants to eat until they’ve been chemically treated,” you’re out of luck. McDonald’s grody practice of using ammonium hydroxide solution to kill bacteria in scrap meat is at an end, so no more pink goo for you. [More]