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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 15 2019, @06:10PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 15 2019, @06:10PM (#801692)

    They found a better name: Ground Beef ;)

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 15 2019, @06:32PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 15 2019, @06:32PM (#801704)

    As in "beef better thrown on the ground"

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 15 2019, @07:41PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 15 2019, @07:41PM (#801739)

      so I threw it ON THE GROUND