Cargill Adds 'Textured Beef' Wording to Package Labels


Cargill has added wording to labels on its ground beef packaging to notify consumers that the product "Contains Finely Textured Beef" -- or what has been labeled by some media outlets as "pink slime."

The company announced in November that it would be adding the label on some of its bulk packages and ground beef chubs.

Another company that makes the product, Beef Products Inc., sued ABC news in September 2012 after ABC aired a story that used the phrase "pink slime." The South Dakota-based company says ABC's story misled consumers into believing the product is unhealthy and unsafe.

The company says it lost business and had to close plants in Texas, Kansas and Iowa. It kept open a Nebraska plant.