'Pink slime' maker suspends some plant operations

'Pink slime' maker halts some plants, The company that makes "pink slime" is suspending operations at three of four plants where the low-cost beef filler is made amid a public outcry over concern about the ingredient.

TRENTON, NJ (AP) — New Jersey schools won't be serving beef with so-called "pink slime" in the next academic year. The state Agriculture Department has notified school districts it will only buy beef without the ammonia-treated filler.

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, April 2011 The extremely unappetizing phrase 'pink slime' has come to the forefront of late. In case you haven't heard–or don't have the stomach (pun intended) to watch the video above–pink

Being a supporter of pink slime today must feel a lot like being a star in the sky at 6 o'clock in the morning. As much as you just want to keep on shining, it's becoming increasingly clear that sunrise is right around the corner.

The process has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration since the early 1990s and scarcely raised an eyebrow until last week when the social media went viral over its depiction as "pink slime." The name was given by an US Department of