‘Pink slime’ eliminated from fast food, but not school lunches

Kusa Denver
USA Today

The U.S. Department of Agriculture told “The Daily” online newspaper that it’s buying 7 million more pounds of the “slime” for school lunch programs across the country.

“All USDA ground beef purchases for the National School Lunch Program must meet the highest standards for food safety,” the USDA said in a statement to “The Daily.” “This includes stringent pathogen testing and compliance with all applicable food safety regulations. USDA would only allow products into commerce or especially into schools that we have confidence are safe.”

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