USDA Decides to Let Schools Decide Whether 'Pink Slime' Is on the Menu
By next school year, schools that get their ground beef from the federal government will have the option of buying it with or without a product that has been dubbed "pink slime."
Schools that get ground beef through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's foods program, formerly the commodities program, have had no way to tell if it contained the ingredient, known in the food industry as "lean finely textured beef."
Lean finely textured beef is made with the trimmings from other cuts of meat, such as steaks and roasts, and connective tissue. Because it isn't made from muscle, it isn't considered meat...
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