South Dakota Court allows ‘pink slime’ lawsuit to proceed

The South Dakota Supreme Court is allowing a $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit to proceed against television network ABC over its coverage of a meat product that critics derided as “pink slime.”

The decision on Thursday allows the plaintiffs to potentially depose news anchor Diane Sawyer, two of the networks correspondents and other defendants.

Dakota Dunes-based Beef Products Inc. sued the network in 2012 for its coverage of the meat product the industry calls “lean, finely textured beef.” BPI alleges that the coverage led to plant closures and layoffs because it misled consumers into believing the product was unsafe.

Attorneys for ABC in court filings say the network in each of its broadcasts stated the FDA deemed the product safe to eat.

It just looks disgusting until you kill the beast and thoroughly cook it.

Then, consider the quality of politicians who think this crap is a taste treat.

Thanks, Mike

3 thoughts on “South Dakota Court allows ‘pink slime’ lawsuit to proceed

  1. Mr. Creosote says:

    “GOP to first lady: Let them eat … whatever”
    The House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2015 ag appropriations bill on Thursday and rejected an amendment to strike the provision in the bill requiring the U.S. Department of Agriculture to grant waivers regarding the school meal nutrition requirements. The committee approved amendments banning the purchase of Chinese-processed chicken in the school lunch program.

  2. Update says:

    Jury selection starts this week for a lawsuit filed by Dakota Dunes-based Beef Products Inc. in 2012 against ABC News and correspondent Jim Avila over pink slime. BPI is seeking $1 billion in defamation charges, claiming that ABC made its product — beef that has had the fat removed and then ammonia gas added to kill bacteria — seem unsafe to consume. (6/1/17) Elsewhere, “The USDA last year declared that China’s slaughter and processing of poultry meets minimum standards for export to the US, and now the country — known for deadly pet food, glow-in-the-dark meat and bleach-soaked mushrooms — can send cooked chicken into the US under a new trade deal announced Friday that is meant to increase the US’s exports to China.” See also “The Curious Case of the Chinese Chicken Import-Export Business”

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