The pink slime was slandered!
That’s the argument Beef Products Inc. is making. The company plans to file a defamation lawsuit on Thursday in the wake of the publicity nightmare over the beef product.
The Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based business would not reveal who it is suing.
Earlier this year the pink, semi-solid meat, referred to as lean finely textured beef and boneless lean beef trimmings in industry jargon, was derided as consumers expressed concern over its unappealing appearance and possible side effects.
It was banned from New York City school lunches in March and Taco Bell and McDonalds stopped using it in their meals.
The pink slime, which is treated with small amounts of ammonia, has been used as a filler in ground beef for years and meets federal food safety standards.
Nevertheless, Beef Products Inc. has said it took a “substantial” hit in business as a result of the furor over the meat jokingly nicknamed “soylent pink.”
The company attributed the closure of three plants and roughly 700 layoffs to what they viewed as a smear campaign.
With News Wire Services
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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