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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:13 PM

'Pink slime' lawsuit for Jamie Oliver, ABC and blogger

Source: BBC

12 December 2012 Last updated at 22:46 GMT

A worker laid off by a US beef processing company has sued celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, a food blogger and ABC News, saying their use of the term "pink slime" helped him lose his job.

Bruce Smith, 58, was one of about 750 people fired by Beef Products Inc, maker of lean finely textured beef.

He is seeking $70,000 (43,000) in damages, saying the company and workers were "maligned" by the "unfair" phrase.

The firm closed three plants and fired workers at its South Dakota office.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20701981

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Reply 'Pink slime' lawsuit for Jamie Oliver, ABC and blogger (Original post)
Eugene Dec 2012 OP
onehandle Dec 2012 #1
hobbit709 Dec 2012 #2
htuttle Dec 2012 #3
Kalidurga Dec 2012 #4
denverbill Dec 2012 #5
Poll_Blind Dec 2012 #11
tomm2thumbs Dec 2012 #6
Dont call me Shirley Dec 2012 #7
Laurian Dec 2012 #8
SoapBox Dec 2012 #9
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #10
SemperEadem Dec 2012 #12
DeSwiss Dec 2012 #13
PopeOxycontinI Dec 2012 #14

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:14 PM

1. Normally I would back the worker.

Normally.


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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:15 PM

2. Good luck buddy.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:17 PM

3. What did he used to call it?

I mean while at work in the factory...not what the marketing term was.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:19 PM

4. F the food product non-food producers...

I am sick and tired of the contamination of our food supply. People are getting sicker and I don't think it is a coincidence that I started to get better after I stopped eating meat. I am pretty sure growth hormones and second hand antibiotics are not things we should be ingesting. And as I type there are companies that are spending millions to keep the truth off of food labels.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:22 PM

5. Calling it pink slime simply drew attention to what it actually was.

And what it actually was was scraps of beef fat which had fallen on the floor or were otherwise inedible being ground up, sanitized with ammonia, heated to remove some fat and pureed into a pink slime, the mixed with actual ground beef to hide it.

I could call hamburger pink slime, but people wouldn't stop buying it because they know it's not ammonia laced fat scraps.

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Response to denverbill (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:44 PM

11. Word up. +1 nt

PB

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:25 PM

6. to be fair, 'pink goo' was already being used


I'm sure he'll get some satisfaction reading legal briefs and counting his toes

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:27 PM

7. Which worker is that? The CEO?

The entire pink slime industry deserves to collapse and never resuscitate.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:29 PM

8. Give me a freakin' break! He should feel

guilty for not exposing the truth about that garbage himself. Suing because the consumer found out that the industry he worked for was passing off crap as food is nuts.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:25 PM

9. Hey Mr. Asshole...you should sue the company for making that shit, in the first place!

...and then you should be force fed that SLIME.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:26 PM

10. I do feel bad for him. Tough to be 58 and lose what

was probably a decent job in South Dakota. The product was awful, but they had buyers--I blame the buyers most of all.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 12:18 AM

12. consumers didn't know that that was going into the meat

until the expose came to light.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:29 AM

13. So he's mad we stopped buying the shitty crap he produced made from:

COW'S ANUSES & PIG'S LIPS?



- Hey, screw you buddy.

K&R

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:42 AM

14. Lips and assholes...

just like uncle Roman said.

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