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Mincing Words

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From emails sent in 2011 and 2012 by employees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service concerning news reports that ground beef commonly contains lean finely textured beef, or “pink slime,” made from trimmings treated with ammonia. Thousands of pages of FSIS emails about pink slime were released by Food Safety News this April.

It is unclear exactly what “pink slime” is, but we believe they are referring to finely textured beef, which is normally pink in appearance and commonly comes in chips or blocks.

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