It could have something to do with "pink slime" which is making a comeback as a beef additive. For some (???) reason the USDA had approved it as an additive without being labeled. With the controversy generated ABC investigative reporting all plants were closed down due to the public outcry. Now at least one plant has reopened. Maybe Obama's USDA feels it owes the finely textured beef product cartel something and are using it in federal prisons. Meanwile I am going to read the fine print on the beef products I purchase.
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