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Food FYI: Schools across the country decline 'pink slime'

June 7, 2012 |  9:10 am

Pink slime

'PINK SLIME' EXPELLED

All but three states participating in the federal National School Lunch Program opt to order ground beef that doesn't contain the controversial lean finely textured beef, also known as "pink slime." [USA Today]

LOCAL MEAT

Some small-scale cattle producers are setting up their own slaughterhouses in an attempt to keep their money, their jobs and their meat local. [NPR]

MILK JUG OF THE FUTURE 

The Milkmaid "smart" milk jug with pH and weight sensors can tell users when their milk is going bad, when to buy some more, sends text notifications ... and it looks good. [Tech Crunch]

CRACKING DOWN

Canada plans to increase the penalty for food safety violations to as much as $5 million, up from fines of $250,000. [Montreal Gazette]

CHECKING IN ON BECKS

David Beckham's photo of him having a pie and mash lunch with mum has more than 62,000 likes. [Facebook]

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-- Betty Hallock

Photo: Meat containing lean finely textured beef. Credit: Nati Harnik/Associated Press

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