Beef Products Inc. will face a steep climb in its “pink slime” defamation lawsuit against ABC News as the South Dakota-based meat processor works to rebuild its public image, legal experts say.
Beef Products Inc. has filed a defamation lawsuit against ABC News for its coverage of a meat product that critics dubbed “pink slime,” alleging the network misled consumers to believe the product is unhealthy and unsafe.
The Texas Agriculture Commissioner has joined a growing choir of voices bemoaning the public outcry against the processed ground beef product known as “pink slime.”
Beef Products will close processing plants in three states this month because of the controversy surrounding its meat product that critics have dubbed “pink slime.”
Some processors plan on labeling beef containing the meat product known as “pink slime” in hopes that this will restore consumer confidence.
The main producer of the lean beef trimmings that critics call “pink slime” donated more than $800,000 to political candidates over the past decade.
The main producer of the lean beef trimmings that critics call “pink slime” continues to have the support of the community where the company is based.
The politicans who toured the plant all agree with the industry view that pink slime has been unfairly maligned and mislabeled and issued a joint statement earlier saying the product is safe.
With a growing media storm surrounding “pink slime,” the closing of three production plants, including one in Texas, has been changed from “temporary” to “indefinite.” To show their support for the product Governor Perry has joined leaders from other states to tour a Beef Products plant in Nebraska.
The main producer of ‘pink slime’ and the politicians defending the company will have a hard time persuading consumers to accept the product.
The company that makes “pink slime” suspended operations Monday at three of four plants where the beef ingredient is made, saying officials would work to address recent public concern about the product.
Kroger is dropping “pink slime” from its stores. The big grocery store company said today that it will stop buying ground beef containing “lean finely textured beef,” also known as “pink slime.”
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