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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: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 15 2019, @04:55PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 15 2019, @04:55PM (#801648)

    This. Fresh eggs and fresh milk made me reject veganism.

    I had a glass of store skim "recently." How do people drink that?!

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  • (Score: 2) by Freeman on Friday February 15 2019, @06:14PM (1 child)

    by Freeman (732) on Friday February 15 2019, @06:14PM (#801694) Journal

    Skim milk / 2% milk is 99% or 98% water, respectively. It certainly tastes like it. For some reason, I can also drink a little whole milk without issues, but a little skim or 2% usually gives me an upset stomach.

    Joshua 1:9 "Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee"
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 16 2019, @06:07AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 16 2019, @06:07AM (#801958)

      2% or skim milk is basically sugar water. You remove the good fat and leave protein and mostly (~2/3) sugar.