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Brace Yourself ‘Pink Slime’ Is Back!

Pink Slime

Remember all the fuss over ‘Pink Slime”? A story broke in 2012 that grocery chains and fast food outlets were using a filler called lean finely textured beef in their ground meat. “LFTB ” is made of scraps, processed with ammonia. The product came to be known by the nickname “Pink Slime.” ABC News aired a report, explaining disclosure of the filler’s prescence was not required by law. The public backlash resulted in many vendors discontinuing its use. The processor, Beef Products incorporated, experienced an 80% drop in business, and closed 3 of its 4 plants. Beef prices are at an all time high, and “Pink Slime” is making a comeback. A BPI spokesman says,”We’ve seen an uptick in the business.” KADN reports the company plans to reopen one of its Kansas plants. Do you want Pink Slime in your burger? Watch this 2012 report from ABC’s Diane Sawyer…

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