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BPI agrees to pay $450,000 pollution penalty

April 23, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The EPA announced the settlement Tuesday, stating in a news release that BPI agreed to the penalty and to conduct third-party audits of its compliance with the Clean Air Act. Continue Reading

Ex-BPI worker sues ABC, Oliver over ‘pink slime’

December 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Bruce Smith, 58, is among about 750 people who were laid off at Beef Products Inc. in the wake of what the company called a misinformation campaign in social media and news reports about the product: lean, finely textured beef. Continue Reading

ABC News sued for ‘pink slime’ defamation

September 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Beef Products Inc. claims network damaged firm by misleading consumers.

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BPI sues ABC News for ‘pink slime’ defamation

September 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime,” claiming the network misled consumers into believing it is unhealthy and unsafe.
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BPI plans ‘pink slime’ defamation lawsuit

September 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

LINCOLN, Neb. Beef Products Inc. plans to file a defamation lawsuit in the wake of a publicity storm over a meat product that critics have dubbed “pink slime.”
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BPI laying off 86 after ‘pink slime’ controversy

May 15, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The maker of the beef product dubbed “pink slime” by critics said Monday it was laying off 86 employees from its corporate office in South Dakota, citing what it calls a misinformation campaign about a product that food-industry experts agree is safe.
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BPI closes three plants, blames ‘pink slime’ uproar

May 8, 2012 in The Daily Republic

LINCOLN, Neb. Beef Products Inc. will close processing plants in three states this month because of the controversy surrounding its meat product that critics have dubbed “pink slime,” a company official said Monday.
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Govs tour Neb. beef plant to see ‘pink slime’

March 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) Governors of three states got up close with “pink slime” Thursday, touching and examining treated beef at a plant and eating hamburgers made with it in a bid to persuade grossed-out consumers and grocery stores the product is safe to consume. Continue Reading

Govs urge beef consumers to reconsider ‘pink slime’ beef product

March 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) The main producer of “pink slime” and the politicians defending the company will have a hard time persuading consumers and grocery stores to accept the product, even if the processed beef trimmings are as safe as the industry insists. Continue Reading