Suppertime at the Underwood's is loud and a little messy. That's because Keith and Julie's children are only 2 and 3-years-old. To cater to their toddler's taste buds; ground beef is often the meal's main ingredient.
"Our children like the texture of ground beef and will eat it - so we cook with ground beef often," said Keith Underwood, 31, of the lasagna, tacos, burritos, or hamburgers, which are some of his family's favorites.
Recent media interest in lean finely textured beef (LFTB), which some have called "pink slime," has caused some confusion among consumers. LFTB is simply beef that has been separated from the fat in beef trimmings....More
When the rumor mill stirred up the headline-selling, scaremongering controversy of "pink slime" – more accurately known as lean, finely textured beef – there was a lot of talk about the USDA-approved process, and whether hamburger offered at school lunch programs and at fast-food restaurant chains like McDonald’s was safe....More
Wholesale prices weren’t helped by ongoing attention concerning Lean Finely Textured Beef (LFTB) or what the media labeled "pink slime." Various reports this past week suggested that three of the nation’s largest grocers will no longer utilize LFTB in their ground beef. They join fast-food giants McDonald's, Burger King and Taco Bell, which made the same decision earlier this year....More
It was a bad, bad week for the beef industry, as two sensational and negative headlines competed for national attention. The first regarded the “pink slime” that is being added by processors to ground beef. The second revolved around a Harvard population study concluding a connection between consumption of red meat and a shorter lifespan....More
With all the controversy about finely textured lean beef, the industry has rightly responded by providing good science to explain why these technologies are used to benefit consumers. However, we continue to fool ourselves about the drivers behind these controversies....More
Does red meat consumption equate to increased mortality? That's the claim of research released Monday and widely reported by national media this week, among them USA Today, ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today show....More
Media hype has created another wave of hysteria among American consumers. The latest rumor targets beef, with journalists accusing food chains like McDonald’s of using "pink slime" in their hamburger patties....More
"Boneless lean beef trimmings (BLBT) is a safe, wholesome and nutritious form of beef that is made by separating lean beef from fat. To make the product, beef companies use beef trimmings, the small cuts of beef that remain when larger cuts are trimmed down. These trimmings are USDA inspected, wholesome cuts of beef that contain both fat and lean and are nearly impossible to separate using a knife....More