Responding to a dramatic drop in consumer demand, Beef Products Inc, the nation’s leading maker of ammoniated beef now widely known as “pink slime,” announced it is suspending production at three plants. The suspended plants
Lunch Tray readers following the astonishing progress of the Change.org petition launched here last week to get “Boneless Lean Beef Trimmings” (BLBT) out of school food (175,000 at present count) will hardly be surprised that
It’s high in protein.
It’s low in fat.
It’s been treated to kill Salmonella and E. coli.
It’s lab-tested before it is shipped.
So what’s all the fuss about?
Gerald Zirnstein, a former microbiologist with…
Continue Reading What’s Wrong With Pink Slime?
As Beef Products Inc. was being “slimed” this week — from the blogosphere to network television — David M. Theno was feeling unusually helpless watching from Tampa where he was keynoting the 2012 Annual Beef…
Continue Reading BPI Ground Beef Gets Support From Food Safety Leaders
Texas food columnist Bettina Siegel, author of “The Lunch Tray” about school lunches, is now taking on ammoniated beef — the product dubbed “pink slime” made by the food safety leader Beef Products Inc.
The very recent attacks on Beef Products Inc. by groups of well-intentioned but seriously misguided foodies is more proof that good science is too often trumped by manipulated public opinion. For those of you who