Is 'Pink Slime' on The Menu in Salem (Mass.) Schools?

ANGELA PASCOPELLA's picture
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Salem's school superintendent says boneless lean beef trimmings, also known as "pink slime," are probably being served in Salem school lunches, but he doesn't think there is any health risk to students.

Superintendent Michael Delahanty said Salem schools purchase their beef from state Surplus Distribution, which gets the meat from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which reportedly bought 7 million pounds of the so-called pink slime for the National School Lunch Program.

"There's no way of knowing, but yes, we're serving meat that probably has the product in it," he said.

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