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posted by chromas on Friday February 15 2019, @03:10PM   Printer-friendly
from the squash-the-beef dept.

https://newfoodeconomy.org/bpi-pink-slime-ground-beef-usda-reclassifed/

Beef Products Inc. (BPI), the South Dakota-based meat processing company at the center of 2012’s “pink slime” controversy, just won a long-sought semantic victory. For years, the company has argued that its signature product is safe, wholesome, and not unlike everyday burger meat. Now, BPI has enlisted a powerful ally in its effort to recoup its image and reclassify its product: the federal government.

After a months-long evaluation, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) determined in December that BPI’s signature product—the offering famously called “pink slime” in an ABC News exposé that got the network in a lot of trouble—can be labeled “ground beef.” Legally speaking, it’s now no different from ordinary hamburger, and could even be sold directly to the public.


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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by DannyB on Friday February 15 2019, @03:35PM (4 children)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday February 15 2019, @03:35PM (#801567) Journal

    (to the tune of Greensleeves)

    Alas my love you do me wrong
    To cast me off with pinkish slips
    And I have loved you oh so long
    To build profit in your company

    Pink Slime that lovely goo
    Pink Slime with growth of mold anew
    Pink Slime I could keep it down
    And digest it into some lovely poo

    I have been ready at your hand
    To sell Pink Slime at your command
    I've feigned to like that horrid goup
    And pretend that I didn't need to puke

    Pink Slime was my delight
    Each bite I ate with a horrid fright
    Pink Slime what a horrid blight
    It would turn my stomach in the night

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    You can not have fun on the weak days but you can on the weakened.
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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Friday February 15 2019, @03:38PM (3 children)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday February 15 2019, @03:38PM (#801570) Journal

    Just for clarification I put this into the public domain, or if copyright is mandatory in any jurisdiction, grant anyone a perpetual copyright license permission to use it in any possible way without permission from me or any compensation to me of any kind.

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    You can not have fun on the weak days but you can on the weakened.
    • (Score: 5, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 15 2019, @03:54PM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 15 2019, @03:54PM (#801593)

      Thank you for putting this into the public domain, but the public now politely asks that you please take it back and dispose of it properly.

      • (Score: 3, Touché) by DannyB on Friday February 15 2019, @05:11PM (1 child)

        by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday February 15 2019, @05:11PM (#801659) Journal

        If the Pink Slime is ended, I'll recant.

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        You can not have fun on the weak days but you can on the weakened.
        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 15 2019, @06:21PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 15 2019, @06:21PM (#801697)

          In this political climate it is probably safer to decant instead.

          : to draw off without disturbing the sediment or the lower layers