Beef Co. Halts ‘Pink Slime’ Production

After mass outrage erupted over their production of “pink slime,” Beef Products Inc. announced Monday that it was suspending its operations in Texas, Kansas, and Iowa to address concerns about the safety of its processed meat products. The company’s plant in South Dakota will remain open. The low-cost beef product is made from leftover cuts of meat that are heated to remove the fat, packed into blocks, and treated with ammonium hydroxide to kill bacteria. Federal regulators say the product is safe, but a social media campaign has convinced many consumers otherwise.