Lean Finely Textured Beef
Lean Finely Textured Beef (LFTB) is a safe, wholesome and federally inspected type of lean beef that is used in ground beef products. Unfortunately, some media have inaccurately and inappropriately called the product as “pink slime” – a gross mischaracterization. As a result, some confusion exists about how the product is made. The North American Meat Institute has developed a variety of resources about how ground beef is made, what role LFTB plays and how to communicate accurately about both. If you have further questions, please contact Meat Institute Vice President of Public Affairs Eric Mittenthal, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Facts About Lean Finely Textured Beef
Myth: Ordinary Household
Ammonia is Used to Make Some
Myth: It Is Always Better to Buy Ground Beef That is Made From Whole Muscle
Myth: It Is Unnatural for Ground Beef to be Made of Meat From More than One Animal