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  • May 11, 2012

    Hype Trumps Science In LFTB Debacle 2

    Lean finely textured beef (LFTB), a product resulting from a process approved by the Food and Drug Administration 20 years ago, and used in hundreds of foods, as well as ground beef, was at the center of a controversy initiated by consumer media and stoked by social media. The sensational attention, in the face of science totally to the contrary, led to a precipitous decline in its use. The result was that BPI, maker of LFTB, announced this week the permanent closure of three of its four manufacturing plants....More
  • Apr 26, 2012

    BSE Case An Issue Of Animal Health, Not Food Safety 2

    On April 24, USDA confirmed a positive test result of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in a dairy cow in California. USDA has confirmed this animal did not enter the human food or animal feed supply. USDA is conducting an investigation to confirm the origin and age of this animal. In a media conference held on Tuesday evening, Guy Loneragan, epidemiologist and professor of food safety and public health and at Texas Tech University, provided an update on the case....More
  • Apr 25, 2012

    Angus VNR: Cut Costs, Add Value

    Troy Marshall, BEEF Cow-Calf Weekly editor and a registered Angus breeder from Burlington, Colo., talks about ways to add value to your cattle. This video news is provided by Certified Angus Beef LLC and the American Angus Association. Visit or for more information....More
  • Apr 19, 2012

    Industry Was Too Late On LFTB Issue 2

    April 12, 2011, was the day that celebrity chef Jamie Oliver launched the “pink slime” term into the blogosphere with a crude, but compelling, depiction on TV of how BPI manufactures its lean finely textured beef (LFTB). That’s also the day the industry and BPI should have gone on the offensive against this and other gross misrepresentations of a legitimate, nutritious, safe and economical source of protein for Americans....More
  • Apr 11, 2012

    Seriously Dude, It’s Beef! 18

    With Beef Month just around the corner, it’s time to gear consumers fired up for summer grilling season, which kicks off in May! But, with concerns about beef safety and quality, in regard to the recent media frenzy pertaining to lean finely textured beef (LFTB), we certainly have our work cut out for us in order to regain consumer confidence in our product....More
  • Apr 10, 2012

    Angus VNR: Premium Grids Reward Premium Cattle

    Tracy Thomas, vice president of marketing for U.S. Premium Beef, talks about the importance of carcass data in making beef improvements. This video news is provided by Certified Angus Beef LLC and the American Angus Association....More
  • Apr 4, 2012

    Consumer Weighs In On Beef Controversy: “Dude, It’s Beef.” 47

    Andrew Revkin admits to not eating much beef in his household. Since he’s not a huge fan of steak and burgers, it would seem likely that the smear campaign against the beef industry would please him. But, that’s hardly the case....More

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