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Return of 'pink slime': Customers flock back to controversial meat 2 years after sales plunged
The London Daily Mail ^ | June 16, 2014 | Bryan Keogh

Posted on 06/16/2014 4:50:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The leftover beef trimmings derisively known as 'pink slime' is making a comeback two years after a series of graphic news broadcasts devastated sales.

Two of the largest makers of the ground beef product are reporting a rebound in customers thanks in part to rising prices of its higher-quality counterparts.

Average ground beef prices have jumped 10 per cent this year to an all-time high of $3.808 per pound in April, according to the Bureau of Labor.

Cargill Inc's sales of finely textured beef have tripled since March 2012, and the agriculture company now has about 400 customers for the product, which is made from trimmings that have been separated from fat and treated with ammonia or citric acid to kill pathogens, the Lincoln Journal Star reported on Saturday.

That's more customers than Minneapolis-based Cargill had before the controversy erupted after ABC News aired a series of reports on the meat, prompting a consumer backlash, according to Cargill director of communications Mike Martin. Sales, however, are still 40 per cent below their peak, he said.

Jeremy Jacobsen, a spokesman for Beef Products Inc, which dubs its meat 'lean finely textured beef', also confirmed a sales boost. Both companies didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

Mr Jacobsen said his lawyers advised him not to comment further pending the outcome of the Dakota Dunes, South Dakota-based company's $1.2billion defamation lawsuit against ABC, which accused the network of misleading consumers into thinking the product is unsafe....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Agriculture
KEYWORDS: beef; food; foodprices; meat
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Next thing you'll tell me, people will be buying generic hot dogs, Spam and it's off-brand imitators and even going without meat.
1 posted on 06/16/2014 4:50:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, don’t be dissin’ my Spam. That there is some good eatin’.


2 posted on 06/16/2014 4:52:49 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Things get bad enough we’ll return to head cheese and tripe.


3 posted on 06/16/2014 4:55:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Veggie Todd

I eat Spam, too, home skillet, I didn’t be dissin’ it, blood.


4 posted on 06/16/2014 4:56:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Veggie Todd

UGH.


5 posted on 06/16/2014 4:56:28 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Veggie Todd

Pink slime. I guess they’ve eaten at our govt cafeteria.

Dead people - the other pink meat!


6 posted on 06/16/2014 4:56:32 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: cripplecreek

The wife’s from Filthydelphia, so we eat Scrapple.


7 posted on 06/16/2014 4:57:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: RIghtwardHo; Veggie Todd

8 posted on 06/16/2014 4:58:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And no one notices how people are being manipulated/priced away from actual real food....


9 posted on 06/16/2014 4:58:36 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Veggie Todd
If either of you two declare an affinity for Vienna Sausage, I'll hunt you down......wifey bought a ton for Y2K, and decided to eventually "prepare" some...

Projectile vomiting reached new depths from my gizzards.

10 posted on 06/16/2014 4:59:24 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

HAHAHA!!!!


11 posted on 06/16/2014 5:00:11 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: ErnBatavia

SO funny! 14 year old Vienna Sausage!


12 posted on 06/16/2014 5:01:35 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They always come back for the controversial meat.


13 posted on 06/16/2014 5:01:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wait! That's not sushi! That spam is COOKED!

Eat yer slime, dang it. Starving children in, I dunno, New Guinea would LOVE to have that slime! Oh, wait, they eat people there, don't they? Never mind.

14 posted on 06/16/2014 5:03:34 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

queue scene from 1984 cafeteria scene.


15 posted on 06/16/2014 5:05:46 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: RIghtwardHo

Aged like fine Scotch?


16 posted on 06/16/2014 5:08:25 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I told my wife a couple years ago,before Obama finishes his second term a lot of people will be eating dog food.


17 posted on 06/16/2014 5:10:59 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Besides the name - there is nothing wrong with “pink slime.” its just beef - albeit the tiny pieces that get stuck to bones, etc... A

Among its many attributes, capitalism and free markets are the most efficient, least wasteful and most environmentally friendly way of production.

Lefties should be happy about it. Fewer cows, less cow-farts, less CO2.


18 posted on 06/16/2014 5:11:30 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
HA! Spam Shushi!

19 posted on 06/16/2014 5:12:33 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ahahahaha AHAHAHAHAHAHA an EXCELLENT Photo Illustration!!!


20 posted on 06/16/2014 5:12:38 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With the ethanol from corn insanity, the beef we do eat is tough, tasteless and soaring in price. I don’t know how much more of our bonehead federal government we can take.


21 posted on 06/16/2014 5:12:41 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: cripplecreek

I prefer smoked tongue. Delicious


22 posted on 06/16/2014 5:18:04 PM PDT by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You duct tape your spam to rice too I see.


23 posted on 06/16/2014 5:19:58 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: PGR88

Yes they get it off the bones with a belt sander. LOL


24 posted on 06/16/2014 5:21:24 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
trimmings that have been separated from fat and treated with ammonia or citric acid to kill pathogensSounds like baloney to me.
25 posted on 06/16/2014 5:23:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Farmer Dean

“before Obama finishes his second term a lot of people will be eating dog food.”

After school in the 1940s after school I would buy a box of 5s dog food and a quart of Good Humor ice cream and sit sown on the curb and eat them!!


26 posted on 06/16/2014 5:23:42 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Farmer Dean
"I told my wife a couple years ago,before Obama finishes his second term a lot of people will be eating dog food."

With the animal worshiping trend, dog food is not all that cheap.


27 posted on 06/16/2014 5:25:57 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Farmer Dean
before Obama finishes his second term a lot of people will be eating dog food.

Only if the markets puke up the fake money by then. Otherwise the entitlement army will continue to feast on EBT.

28 posted on 06/16/2014 5:26:31 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rabbit, squirrel and raccoon have all been on the menus of families during hard times. They survived.


29 posted on 06/16/2014 5:31:08 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Scrapple" one of my all time favorite meats.. and yes I grew up in Philly also. Scrapple was a treat and I remember when we moved to California and we could get no more.

Then when we moved back 16 years later (actually Dad got transfered back to PA) we were all so happy. Scrapple on toast, Scrapple on toast with a runny egg, Scrapple mixed with hash browns (the shaved type and not the chunky style). Then I got my daughter hooked on them too. It really is a great tasting way to serve meat by-products. Really did appreciate moving from California and thinking the whole drive back to PA of the Scrapple.

Also I remember trying to explain it to the other kids in may class when I was in California. Tough concept to get the taste/consistency/ and aroma across to young surfer wana-bees what the experience of Scrapple was. Took a lot of ribbing for it, but who cared...I at least had enjoyed something they did not and most likely would never get to enjoy. i
30 posted on 06/16/2014 5:31:23 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FYI.

Hialeah Park sees increase in Flamingo population
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3168569/posts

[The stampede for protein begins.]


31 posted on 06/16/2014 5:32:31 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Loco Moco with Spam! Yummmmm!


32 posted on 06/16/2014 5:32:34 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Farmer Dean

Why should that be surprising? He ate dogs as food.


33 posted on 06/16/2014 5:35:10 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: nascarnation; RIghtwardHo

12 years is fine if distilled by The Glenlivet!


34 posted on 06/16/2014 5:36:21 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: txrefugee

Rabbit and squirrel are excellent if prepared properly,but eating a raccoon.....


35 posted on 06/16/2014 5:36:53 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
NY Strip Steaks 3.99LB Family pack at Fiesta until tomorrow 6/17...

I got mine this morning. YES!

36 posted on 06/16/2014 5:37:18 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d eat that stuff LONG BEFORE I’d ever get near a wheat product again - wheat is now (after hybridization), essentially, poison.


37 posted on 06/16/2014 5:39:18 PM PDT by BobL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good. They really hurt the apple industry with that Alar scare. These MSM hit men are villainous scum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0znNiN0lYAQ


38 posted on 06/16/2014 5:39:44 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: JSteff

Brookshires, Kroger, HEB and Central Market all carry it here Texas.


39 posted on 06/16/2014 5:40:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Billthedrill; skinkinthegrass; 2ndDivisionVet

What is pictured would not be considered sushi. It is much closer to spam musubi. Spam musubi would be a layer of rice, a slice of spam, another layer of rice, and wrapped with seaweed. The example shown lacks the second layer of rice.


40 posted on 06/16/2014 5:41:37 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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I prefer smoked tongue. Delicious

BBQ'ed

41 posted on 06/16/2014 5:42:22 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: Track9

“I prefer smoked tongue.”

Bleahhchch!

I am not going to eat something that came out of some animals mouth.

I’ll have an egg, please.


42 posted on 06/16/2014 5:42:59 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: nascarnation; Farmer Dean

Not everybody gets food stamps & welfare. I couldn’t even get SNAP in the aftermath of Katrina. They laughed at me and said that white, middle-aged men pay for the goodies, they don’t get them.


43 posted on 06/16/2014 5:43:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Nik Naym

LOL and milk.

Maybe a little bee vomit on toast.


44 posted on 06/16/2014 5:44:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

I used to love bee barf on toast.

But now I can’t have sugar.


45 posted on 06/16/2014 5:46:16 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: txrefugee

Rabbit and squrriel need no hard times to be on the menu.


46 posted on 06/16/2014 5:47:49 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: uglybiker

On a stick!


47 posted on 06/16/2014 5:48:16 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Nik Naym

Now that’s funny!


48 posted on 06/16/2014 5:48:37 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Nik Naym

would you like some cow brains to go along with those eggs?


49 posted on 06/16/2014 5:49:10 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

No. No brains. You should never eat brains or anything to with brains, or spinal cord.

It’ll kill ya.


50 posted on 06/16/2014 5:55:09 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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