U.S. meat packer Cargill announced this week plans to include a special label on meat products containing finely textured beef – previously put in a category of products known to critics by the misnomer "pink slime."
The move comes as customers are demanding transparency in food production, according to Cargill. It will begin labeling packages of ground beef containing finely textured beef with the statement, "Contains Finely Textured Beef," prior to the 2014 grilling season.
"Our research shows that consumers believe ground beef products containing Finely Textured Beef should be clearly labeled," says John Keating, Cargill Beef president. "We've listened to the public, as well as our customers, and that is why today we are declaring our commitment to labeling Finely Textured Beef."
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