Industry Reacts to 'Pink Slime' Filler Accusations

WASHINGTON — Fallout continued last week over comments that a former U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist made to ABC News regarding a common filler product used in ground beef.

Gerald Zirnstein told ABC that 70% of ground beef sold at U.S. supermarkets contains “pink slime,” a term he coined while working for the USDA to refer to “lean finely textured beef” or “boneless lean beef trimmings.” The filler consists of b

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