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Beef Products Inc., a South Dakota beef producer that produces what the industry calls “lean, finely textured beef” — a substance the rest of the world has taken to calling “pink slime” — filed a $1.2 billion (yes, that’s with a “B”) lawsuit against ABC News for “roughly 200 “false and misleading and defamatory” statements. Pink slime is a product that’s made from beef trimmings that are treated with ammonium hydroxide and that is commonly found in pre-made burgers. “The lawsuit is without merit,” said ABC News Senior Vice President Jeffrey Schneider in a statement. “We will contest it vigorously.”

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1 Comment

  1. etsweiler September 20, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    BPI? Hell, when I first saw the article I could have sworn they meant, “BFI,” the garbage people.

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