Grocery Chain: Our Shoppers Want Pink Slime

Hy-Vee will offer beef with and without the stuff at its 235 stores
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2012 8:49 AM CDT
Updated Apr 1, 2012 8:01 AM CDT
Grocery Chain: Our Shoppers Want Pink Slime
The beef product known as pink slime or lean, finely textured beef.   (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Apparently everyone isn't grossed out by the much-discussed pink slime: Indeed, some customers are demanding it. Thus the 235-store Hy-Vee grocery chain has decided to sell ground beef with and without the product, also called lean, finely textured beef, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reports. Residents of cities that produce pink slime—like South Sioux City, Nebraska—complained when Hy-Vee last week announced it wouldn't sell beef which includes the substance, the company said. (Who else wants to eat it? Governors.)

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