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'Pink slime' maker shuts down 3 plants, 650 jobs lost

Beef Products Inc., the maker of the controversial lean finely textured beef (LFTB), has announced the company will be closing down three plants this month.

Op-Ed: Why the beef industry should've been up front about 'pink slime'

These days many beef companies are suffering a severe financial impact as the inclusion of 'pink slime' in hamburger beef took front and center in publicity.

Op-Ed: USDA agrees to labeling for 'pink slime', optional for beef firms

As the clash over 'pink slime' continues, some meat producers asked the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture for the ability to label packages of beef treated with ammonia, also known as lean finely textured beef (LFTB) or "pink slime".

Wendy's: 'No pink slime', chain says filler never been used

Wendy's has decided to publicly share the company's view on the controversial "pink slime". On Friday the fast food chain ran full-page ads claiming the chain has never used this filler in its beef products and has no intentions to ever do so.

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