Beef product known as pink slime is shown to government officials during a tour of the Beef Products Inc.'s plant in South Sioux City, Nebraska

 
Beef product known as pink slime is shown to government officials during a tour of the Beef Products Inc.
Craig Letch, director of food quality and assurance for Beef Products Inc. (BPI), (L), introduces the beef product known as pink slime or lean finely textured beef, and the cuts from which it is made to (L to R) Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Texas Governor Rick Perry, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, South Dakota Lt. Governor Matt Michels and Nebraska Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy, during a tour March 29, 2012, of the Beef Products Inc.'s plant in South Sioux City, Nebraska, where the beef product is made. The governors of Iowa, Texas and Kansas and lieutenant governors of Nebraska and South Dakota toured the plant to show their support for the company and the several thousand jobs it creates in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas. REUTERS/Nati Harnik/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS FOOD HEALTH SOCIETY)