How did one of the perfectly apt descriptions of a product come about? When it comes to "pink slime" (AKA, lean finely textured beef), it turns out the name arose in exactly the way you'd expect.
The maker of the product widely known as "pink slime" wants $1.2 billion from ABC News, which it says unfairly spread the notion that the product known officially as "lean, finely textured beef" was unsafe.
One manufacturer of the beef byproduct that's been dubbed "pink slime" said on Monday it was laying off 86 employees, the start of a planned 650-person layoffs after demand bottomed out as customers decided they just couldn't stomach the "finely textured beef."
Don't say we never did anything for you: AFA Foods, a ground beef processor (read: pink slime supplier), has filed for bankruptcy today and blamed media coverage of "pink slime" for the sudden lack of demand in their products.
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