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2012-03-28 10:23:37

DES MOINES, Iowa, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A coalition of governors is joining forces to support the U.S. beef industry and set the record straight about lean finely textured beef, releasing a statement and conducting a Beef Plant Tour. Lean finely textured beef is a 100% beef, 95% lean, nutritious, safe, quality and affordable beef product eaten by Americans for 20 years. The production and food safety technologies employed to make lean finely textured beef are...

Pink Slime Operations Temporarily Suspended
2012-03-28 05:16:11

On Monday, the maker of "pink slime" announced it would be suspending all operations at all but one plant due to the bad press social media has created over the beef process. Craig Letch, director of food quality and assurance for Beef Products Inc., said business has taken a "substantial" hit since press coverage over the ammonia-treated filler went viral. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) decided school districts may stop using the processed meat, while some retail chains...

2012-03-26 06:27:37

CHICAGO, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vibes, a mobile marketing and technology company, today announced it has beefed up the mobile marketing campaigns for nationally recognized Vienna Beef, maker of Chicago's classic hot dog. The campaign, which began in April 2010, has successfully enabled Vienna Beef restaurant vendors to participate in the Vienna Beef mobile marketing program at no cost to the restaurant, which provides vendor-specific offers to a growing and active mobile database of...

2012-03-25 02:20:22

Positive step for the Canadian beef industry in Japan CALGARY, March 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Canada Beef Inc. welcomes Prime Minister Stephen Harper's announcement of the Canada-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, opening free trade negotiations with Japan.  This is an extremely important step in allowing full market access for Canadian beef in Japan.    Canada's beef and veal industry is grateful for the hard work of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Agriculture...

2012-03-23 06:22:36

BATAVIA, Ill., March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to growing customer concerns, ALDI Inc. today announced that it will no longer purchase ground beef made with lean finely textured beef, although the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved this as safe and wholesome beef. The company stated, "At ALDI, we are committed to bringing our customers the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices. We also are committed to listening to our customers, and over the last...

2012-03-22 14:21:49

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to concerns expressed by our customers, Hy-Vee has decided to discontinue the purchase of ground beef products containing Lean Finely Textured Beef. Although this ground beef meets all USDA standards for quality and safety, recent news stories have led to a loss of consumer confidence in the product. We have notified our suppliers of this decision and are working to switch our product lines as quickly as possible. We want to...

2012-03-19 06:23:31

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brunch lovers, rejoice. Spring is the single season where brunch is celebrated at Fleming's. Beginning with Easter and followed by Mother's and Father's Day, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar serves an elegant three course sit-down menu with a focus on deliciously traditional dishes. Brunch hours on April 8th, Easter Sunday, are 11:30 AM to 3 PM. The prix fixe menu, offering mouth-watering choices in each course, is $34.95 per...

Schools Will Be Allowed To Opt Out Of 'Pink Slime' Beef
2012-03-16 04:45:59

American schools will soon be able to stop receiving the ammonia-treated ground beef product known alternately as boneless lean beef trimmings, lean finely textured beef, and--more derisively--"pink slime," the U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) announced on Thursday. According to Michael Hill of the Associated Press (AP), starting next fall districts will be able to choose to continue receiving 95% lean beef patties that include the filler product, or fattier cuts of ground beef that is...

2012-03-12 17:33:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Shalene McNeill, PhD, RD, Executive Director, Human Nutrition Research, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, a contractor for The Beef Checkoff: "The scientific evidence to support the role of lean beef in a healthy, balanced diet is strong and there is nothing in this study that changes that fact. Research clearly shows that choosing lean beef as part of a healthful diet is associated with...

2012-03-09 12:35:00

DAKOTA DUNES, S.D., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At Beef Products, Inc., we produce lean beef from trim. Trim is the meat and fat that is trimmed away when beef is cut into steaks and roasts. This lean beef is used in hamburger, sausage, ground beef, and as a valuable ingredient in many other foods. We use a natural compound - called ammonium hydroxide, which is widely used in the processing of numerous foods, such as baked goods, cheeses, gelatins, chocolate, caramels, and puddings - to...


Latest Beef Reference Libraries

Wild Water Buffalo, Bubalus arnee
2012-08-16 09:49:56

The wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee) is a member of the Bovidae family that is native to Southeast Asia. It is also known as the Asiatic buffalo and the Asian buffalo. Its range includes Nepal, India, Cambodia, and Thailand and once included other areas like Laos and Pakistan, but populations there have gone extinct. In India, populations are mainly restricted to protected areas including Manas and Dibru-Saikhowa National Parks and D'Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary, among other areas....

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2006-12-14 13:09:57

The African Buffalo or Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is a bovid from the family of the Bovidae. It is up to 5.6 ft (1.7 meters) high, 9.8 ft (3 meters) long, and can reach a weight of 1.1 tons (1000 kilograms). On average, an adult male stands about 5 ft (1.5 m) high at the shoulder and weighs 1,500lbs (680 kg), while a female is .3-.5 ft (10 - 15 cm) shorter and weighs between 1,100-1,300 pounds 500 - 600 kg. The Cape Buffalo is not closely related to the Asian Water Buffalo, but its...

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