Some Schools Still Planning to Order 'Pink Slime' Beef
'Pink Slime' caused an uproar earlier this year when it was discovered that school lunches contained a filler made of fatty bits of beef that were treated with a puff of ammonia to kill bacteria.
Despite the new controversy, federal regulators say it's safe to eat as the product has been used for decades.
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The USDA claims that the lean finely textured beef is an affordable and nutritious product that reduces overall fat content. And some states - Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota specifically - believe them as they've decided to continue to order the "contaminated" beef, according to the AP.
The majority of states participating in its National School Lunch Program, however, have already opted to order ground beef that doesn't contain the filler.