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Posted: Tuesday, 12 August 2014 8:11PM

Kansas Plant Reopening after 'Pink Slime' Controversy



GARDEN CITY, Kan.  -   A shuttered Kansas processing plant that made a treated ground beef product critics dubbed "pink slime" plans to reopen next week with limited operations amid rebounding sales.

Beef Products Inc. said Tuesday it plans to start collecting fresh beef trimmings at its Garden City facility on Monday to support its Dakota City, Nebraska, operations.

The Kansas plant is the first to reopen since the South Dakota-based company closed three facilities over the 2012 controversy about the meat.

Beef Products will rehire 40 to 45 workers for two shifts of fresh beef trimmings collection and a third- shift cleaning crew at its Garden City location.

Some 236 workers at the Garden City plant lost their jobs in 2012 amid the dustup over a meat product called lean, finely textured beef.

 

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08/12/2014 8:14PM
Kansas Plant Reopening after 'Pink Slime' Controversy
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08/12/2014 9:03PM
Lean, finely texured beef. ?? Prove that..
Just giving something a name means nothing now days. What is the fat content ? It's cook able and edible. If you can get people to eat it then you have a product, who cares what it is if you can make money with it. And you know the quality is only going to go down as they figure out how to make it cheaper and cheaper still. They can grind up anything and put in that and no one will know. I'll bet the people who make it , don't eat it. People who make hot dogs don't eat them either and this stuff isn't good enough for hot dogs.
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