Did you even bother to read the article in post 9? How ABC is fighting to put this company out of business?
When we buy ground meat we buy the big tubes. THAT is this product. Its not a filer.
No, it is not.
Pink slime is what critics call 'lean, finely textured beef' a FILLER used in ground beef. It's not dangerous, but it's a byproduct that some say should be clearly labeled.
Beef Products Inc., the main manufacturer and inventor of the FILLER....(more)
If you don't mind this filler being part of your ground beef then that is great. Eat up. Enjoy. If I were starving or poor, I'd be plenty happy to eat it too. But I'm not. I can afford to be picky and I don't want anything to do with it. And guess what? Many/most consumers, once made aware of this process, don't seem too terribly thrilled with it either and are refusing to buy ground beef from stores that are using it. The result, stores increasingly not going to use it in their products.