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Cargill to Label Ground Beef
Wed Nov 6, 2013 12:30 PM CST

(Dow Jones) -- Cargill Inc. said it will begin labeling ground beef that contains an additive known as finely textured beef, a response to continuing public demand for transparency in the wake of last year's furor over a product critics called pink slime.

The U.S. meat-packing giant said that starting early next year, it will affix the label on cardboard shipping boxes containing retail packages of fresh ground beef. Tubes of ground beef that go into retail meat cases will be labeled by spring 2014, a Cargill spokesman said.

Lean, finely textured beef is industry jargon for filler made of ...

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