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Food Safety News reports that US Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) has introduced a bill that would require beef products containing Lean Finely Textured Beef - better known these days as Pink Slime - to be labeled as such.

According to the story, “The REAL Beef Act has ten co-sponsors in the House: Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Betty McCollum (D-MN), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Rush Holt (D-NJ), Tim Ryan (D-OH), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Jerry Lewis (R-CA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL).”
KC's View:
No idea if the politics of the moment will allow such a bill to pass. But it should not matter. Transparency that is more than lip service requires that labeling be complete and accurate. We should not need the government to make it happen.