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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: 2) by CZB on Friday February 15 2019, @07:45PM (3 children)

    by CZB (6457) on Friday February 15 2019, @07:45PM (#801743)

    Its horrid, but people who eat processed meat have always been eating such whatever gets thrown in the grinder.

    You can buy whole, half, and quarter beefs from me or whoever is on your local craigslist. It typically costs $3 to $5 a pound.

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by takyon on Friday February 15 2019, @07:53PM

    by takyon (881) <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Friday February 15 2019, @07:53PM (#801748) Journal

    people who eat processed meat have always been eating such whatever gets thrown in the grinder.

    Eating 100% of the animal is virtuous! Not being able to tell you are is convenient!

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 15 2019, @09:48PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 15 2019, @09:48PM (#801785)

    from me or whoever is on your local craigslist

    Craigslist? Um, so, are you guys actually butchers? Is that really beef that I'd be getting from you?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 15 2019, @11:28PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 15 2019, @11:28PM (#801827)

      They have a special on "long pig" this week. No halves or quarters, though, too easily identifiable. Only available as pink slime, pinkish ground, or Soylent Pink.