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

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: 4, Interesting) by Runaway1956 on Friday February 15 2019, @04:36PM (2 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday February 15 2019, @04:36PM (#801634) Journal

    Goat milk. The poorest goat milk is equal to the best of cow's milk, in terms of nutrients. You've got to get used to it, the flavor is quite different.

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  • (Score: 2) by Knowledge Troll on Friday February 15 2019, @04:42PM

    by Knowledge Troll (5948) on Friday February 15 2019, @04:42PM (#801641) Homepage Journal

    I wanted to find the goat cheese pizza scene from The Great Outdoors but didn't see it. So have an Ole 96er [] instead.

  • (Score: 2) by TheReaperD on Saturday February 16 2019, @08:05AM

    by TheReaperD (5556) on Saturday February 16 2019, @08:05AM (#801976)

    Drinking goat milk is equivalent to getting punched in the face and I have about an equal desire to repeat both experiences.

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